Grant and Supporters Updates for 2017

We would like to thank the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board  for their generous contribution to the Toy Library Federation of New Zealand, enabling us to cover our insurance coverage for the year and also allowing us to add to our games and puzzles section. We have been working on purchasing games that will interest the older children.

We would like to thank the Christchurch City Council Strengthening Communities Fund/ Fendalton Waimairi Community Board for awarding us a grant in October this year. This generous grant of $976 has enabled us to purchase lots of new and exciting water play toys to be enjoyed over the summer months. This has strengthened our water play section greatly.

Thank you to The Warehouse Northlands for choosing us to be a participant in their Bags for Good initiative earlier this year. Over a six month period the public had an opportunity to vote for us in store by putting tokens into our box.  In October we were awarded $840 to buy new toys for our library. We are very grateful that we were chosen to take part in this initiative.

We would like to thank the Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) for covering our operating costs and librarian’s wages for three months. This is an important grant to keep our library operating smoothly.

New World Bishopdale and New World Fendalton supported our recent 30th Birthday celebrations by donating the food for our sausage sizzle, ice blocks for the children as well as the decorations. Thank you so much for this support. It enabled us to give our members and their families a fun and free celebration, as a way for us to thank our members for their support.

Thank you to Mitre 10 Hornby for the use of the free bouncy castle for our 30th Birthday celebration. It was a thoroughly enjoyed by the children and gave our celebration a great atmosphere.

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