Tuesday, March 1, 2011
QUAKY CAT AND SCHOLASTIC SUPPORT THE PEOPLE OF CHRISTCHURCH
Following the major Canterbury earthquake of September 2010, Quaky Cat brought comfort and much-needed funds to Canterbury children and their families. No-one involved with the book's production could ever have envisaged that, less than six months later, Christchurch would be struck again, this time by an even more devastating earthquake.
15,000 copies of the book were gifted by Scholastic to year 1 and 2 children in the Christchurch region at the end of 2010, and 50% of Scholastic’s proceeds from sales of Quaky Cat are being donated to Christchurch charities.
So far, $50,000 has been raised for the author’s and illustrator’s chosen charities, the Christchurch Women’s Refuge and Te Tai Tamariki.
This fundraising is now in a new phase supported by the Scholastic international community. Scholastic will be donating funds from worldwide sales of Quaky Cat to the Christchurch Mayoral Earthquake Appeal administered by the New Zealand Red Cross. The author and illustrator royalties will continue to be donated to their chosen Christchurch charities.
Through Quaky Cat, we can all support the children and families affected by the devastating Christchurch earthquakes.