via NZ-Libs this morning
My sincerest condolences to members of our community who have lost loved ones in the recent earthquake and tsunami in Samoa and Tonga.
At the Manawatu campus library of Massey University we are holding a special fundraising morning tea in our staffroom where library staff will be donating baked good and other members of staff a gold coin donation as an attempt to raise money for the aid that is required in Samoa and Tonga.
We have recently had similar fundraising efforts for Save the Children Fund (where we raised $170) and the Cupcake Week appeal for the SPCA (where we raised $300+). Money that we raise will go to the Red Cross.
This is quite a simple, but yet quite effective fundraiser and we (Massey University Library staff) would like to challenge other libraries around New Zealand to do something similar.
Kaihautū Māori / Māori Services Manager
Massey University Library – Te Putanga ki te Ao Mātauranga Private Bag 11054