Good news! Wondai State School now have enough books to stock their new library – a very big thank you to everyone who donated and responded to the call for help! The response was just AWESOME! – 09/02/2015
Update on the Wondai State School children’s book fire appeal – 05/02/2015
Angela spoke to the Wondai State School librarian and they are still in need of these items ONLY:
Fiction suitable for boys years 7 – 9 ( so 12 to 14 year olds)
Non fiction – history/geography – arts and recreation – science – technology – environment – farming and animals – disasters – war and autobiographies.
All overflow books will be donated to Queensland drought affected farming families and to Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation.
Update on the Wondai State School children’s book fire appeal – 04/02/2015
THANK YOU so much for the overwhelming support for this children’s book appeal. The incredible community support for Wondai State School has been nothing short of amazing – thank you, thank you, thank you! Angela is checking with WSS to confirm they have enough books, any overflow will be distributed to other schools or organisations in the west who may be struggling, or in to the distance education system to be donated to farming families who need them. We will also make contact with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to see if they need any childrens books.
“I absolutely promise that every book donated or accepted so far will find a home with someone deserving.” ~ Angela Galvin
Over the recent school holidays, Wondai State School, in South Burnett, Queensland, lost their entire library in a fire.
The fire on January 10 devastated the library that had been one of the school’s major projects and the focus of fundraising efforts by the P&C.
Wondai State School principal Ruth Miller said it was a scene of “total devastation. I got there in the middle of the night. It was just horrible. Nothing could be done,” she said.
The library was a much loved resource to students and teachers alike.
Wondai is a small town, in between Kingaroy and Gympie, with only 2000 residents. It is located on the Bunya Highway approximately 230kilometres north-west of Brisbane.
To help them start the school year they are asking for donations of childrens books that are in good condition. Any books you can spare will be gratefully accepted. They can be dropped off at Kingaroy state School during office hours.
Please pass this message on to anyone else who might be willing to donate a book or two.
Alternatively, books can be posted directed to the school at:
PO Box 44
Wondai QLD 4606
Please share this message on your facebook page – thank you for your kindness in helping out!