It’s been really heartening to see how NZ has dug deep to aid Samoa after the recent tsunami. TVNZ’s Good Morning programme broadcast live from Te Papa and other main centres on Wednesday to support the Red Cross’s appeal. In total, they raised $165,000 in just three hours!
Online giving website Givealittle has received over $100,000 in donations for the Red Cross as well and, earlier in the week, Givealittle approached Te Papa to see if we could help out with a innovative fundraising idea.
Donors to the appeal are given the option of leaving a comment and the crew at Givealittle approached artist Otis Frizzell to incorporate these messages of support into a special artwork to be gifted to the people of Samoa. Limited editions of the work will also be made available with the monies raised going to the Red Cross.
Otis will be in Te Papa’s Wellington Foyer on Level 2 working on this very special artwork from Monday 12 to Friday 16 October so come along, have a chat to Otis and see art in progress! If you can’t make it in to Te Papa, check out our flickr site for progress pics!