Below you’ll find some information on how we support ourselves so that children can make the most of our educational and fun toys. We are always looking for new ways to raise funds so if you have an idea please share it with us.
We have a GIVE-A-LITTLE page – just search for Waimairi Toy Library.
We are a member of the Toy Library Federation of New Zealand. They are the governing body for over 200 toy libraries across New Zealand. They provide managerial support and advice to assist in day to day running of the library.
Membership fees are used to purchase new toys and pay for the running costs of the Library. Likewise, the toy rental fees we charge and any overdue fines also go towards keeping the Library ticking along.
We could not operate though, without the support of donor organisations such as those shown below. These organisations provide us with grants for specific expenses and they are essential to our ability to function.
Towards the end of the year, we hold the annual Toy Sale. We sell toys that have started to show wear and tear, ones that have not been regularly hired in the past year and those which may have a missing piece or two. Any money raised is ploughed back into the library.