The annual Blue Dragon Book Fair will be held in the Ngaio Town Hall in Wellington from 9am to 4pm on Saturday 26 May 2018.
All the money we raise – about $9,000 at each book fair – is spent in Vietnam helping Michael Brosowski and his staff continue to do their fantastic work rescuing kids from danger, reuniting them with their families when possible, and providing all the services needed for recovery and growth. This includes street kids, children with disabilities, children from rural families living in extreme poverty, and victims of human trafficking and slavery.
Book fair donations and offers of help
1. At this stage, we’re looking for donations of books, CDs DVDs, records, and puzzles and board games in good condition. Please email or call one of the trustees about your donations (contact details below). Unless essential, we would prefer to receive the donations after 1 May so they don’t take over our garages for months – but we’ll take them if you need to get rid of them sooner!
2. We depend upon friends and supporters joining us to sort the books on to tables on Friday night25 May from 6pm to about 9pm, and also helping on the day. As well, we do some pre-sorting into categories in a garage on a weekend day a couple of weeks before the event. Please do let us know if you’d like to help with this.
3. You can also help by spreading the word (e.g. putting up posters we can supply in your workplace or suburb).
4. Do come along to the book fair – and encourage others to come – on Saturday 26 May and buy books. You can stock up on a year’s reading for $2 or $3 per book – and support a great cause at the same time.
Alison Kember, Thorndon: firstname.lastname@example.org; 04 473 2899; 021 727101
Iona McNaughton, The Terrace: email@example.com 021 799 059
Kirsty Hazledine, Mt Victoria : firstname.lastname@example.org 385 7002 or 027 222 1037
Sue Gifford, Wadestown: email@example.com 472 2873 or 021 122 7148
Sue Chamberlain, Mt Victoria: firstname.lastname@example.org 021 633 566
Sylvia Hunter, Aro Valley: email@example.com 022 070 6023
Dianne Thomas Bryan, Roseneath: firstname.lastname@example.org 027 585 8428
Dinah Dobson, Kelburn: email@example.com 475 7371 or 027 686 4554