$100,000 for Noah’s Ark Toy Library

The Noah’s Ark Toy Library and Resource Centre, located in Morley, received a Lotterywest cheque for $99,435 earlier this month.

NA_Lotterywest_Grant_1Presented by Mr Ian Britza MLA, Member for Morley, to Gerri Clay, Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) Executive Director, the grant will assist with funding a much needed Information and Communication Technology upgrade.

“The funds will be used to create an online borrowing system so toy library members, including those in country areas, will to be able to view, book and order toys and resources online. Currently members have to phone in to make their requests so having an online borrowing system will be a huge improvement,” said Ms Clay.

“The grant will also enable other essential system upgrades to be undertaken. We are very grateful to Lotterywest for these much needed funds.”

NA_Lotterywest_Grant_2In attendance at the cheque handover event, amongst other ILC and Noah’s Ark staff members, was Daisy, who showed Mr Britza how the puppy dog toy worked.

Noah’s Ark WA provides specialised toys, resources and support to assist children with disabilities and additional needs to meet their full potential. It became a program of the ILC in July 2013.

Further information about Noah’s Ark can be found at www.noahsarkwa.org.au or by phoning (08) 9328 1598.

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