THE TEAM

Jade– Organiser

Role: Media relations, partnerships, branding, marketing and innovation, sticker distribution, book fairy recruitment

 

I am a digital marketing strategist by trade but reading and writing are my real passion. My major in college was in World Literature. I have also been as a writer for the last 15 years having been published in newspapers, magazines, trade publications, websites and blogs in the US, the Philippines, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. I am also the official New Zealand Book Fairy for the worldwide book fairy movement.

Manny – Logistics

Role: Manny takes care of big drop offs to our partners (books by the hundreds) and collects boxes of books from our donors. He is the muscle in the team.

I’m a cloud engineer and systems administrator. I am passionate about helping people, which is why I decided to be a part of Books on the Bus NZ. I see how it is influencing others to do good . I think it’s a great movement and will continue helping grow it across New Zealand.

 

Jellybean – Baby Book Fairy

Role: This five-year-old has been part of Books on the Bus from the beginning. She drop books when she’s not in kindy, dance class or swim class.

Last night, I had a dream about being a book fairy. I want to be a book fairy every day.

Fides –Book Collection Specialist

Role: Fides has single-handedly collected over 700 books for us and is one of our first supporters.

I am a manufacturing engineer and data analyst by profession. My love for reading books and interest in being involved with worthwhile causes lead me to Books on the Bus NZ. I enjoy meeting people and reaching out to them to be inspired and empowered.

Savannah, Book Fairy since April 2017

I found out about Books on the Bus through Our Shared Shelf. Everyone was talking about how Emma Watson had collaborated with Books on the Underground in celebration of International Women’s Day, and I thought, “What a great idea! I wish New Zealand had something like that.” As luck would have it, Books on the Bus had been recently established and I knew I had to be a part of it. There is nothing more exciting to me than picking up a book and knowing that you’re holding a whole other world in your hands, a world you get to experience and explore as if it were your own. Being able to bring that kind of adventure to other people with a surprise book find – which could cheer up anyone’s day! – is what makes community oriented organisations like this important to me.

 

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