As the end of the year approaches, we are thankful for many things but first among them is the fact that this has been our best year yet for individuals like yourself donating to Tiny Toones. This has been essential - it is harder than ever to find funding from grants or institutions, so we need individual supporters like you to keep going.
That's why we launched the 100 Club as an exclusive club for individual givers who donate every month. Most of you are members and your support is invaluable in what remains a challenging future for us.
Your support has had an immediate impact: in November our teachers received a very overdue payrise thanks to you, one that they utterly deserve and is also essential to keeping their incredible services. We are also busy recruiting for a much needed new teacher thanks directly to you guys.
For those of you who haven’t seen our Facebook post yet, we have started work on the Wall of Fame, our tribute to you, our regular supporters. As we said on Facebook, it was quite emotional, as the first name KK wrote was Savoeun Sek, a Cambodian American who sadly died 2 years ago. He gave a lot to Cambodia in his lifetime, supporting local education, and Sonya joined the 100 Club so his contribution will continue in his memory.
You’ll also see Yuko Ichikawa's name, who has been donating every month for many years - our longest serving individual giver. Everyone else’s names will be added in the months to come.
We are so grateful to all supporters from all over the world, for believing in our work and our kids.
Happy holidays, a wonderful new year, and thank you to every one of you.
The Tiny Toones Family