Fundraising 2022 off to a running start!

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Our fundraising drive for 2022 is off to a running start!

We are VER CLOSE to our June target of 6.000 euros! Would you consider making a donation to the library?  Help support community at its best…

Dear friends of the English Language Library in Angers, 

  • When you want to meet other English-speaking people in Angers, where do you go?
  • When you are looking for your next new book, who do you ask?
  • When you’re eager to get out of your house, where do you volunteer?

You, like thousands of others in our community, are an essential piece of the ELLIA puzzle. Maybe you are a regular at our pizza and board games nights or our books and tea afternoons. Maybe you are one of our 100+ volunteers who so generously give more than 2,000 hours of time to the library each year. Maybe you are one of the 1392 members who checked out 15,791 last year. Or maybe you are one of our 40+ partners who enjoy being a part of one of the biggest and most vibrant English-language communities in France.

How do you fit into the ELLIA puzzle?

No matter how you fit into the puzzle, we are grateful for you and your support. The ELLIA is a non-profit and more than half of our funding comes from membership fees, programs, and donations from generous community members like you.

For nearly two decades, we received an annual gift from the Florence Gould Foundation and we are indebted to the foundation’s support in helping us flourish since our founding. The Florence Gould Foundation recently closed, so we are looking to close that gap in our budget.

In 2022, our goal is to raise €12,000 in individual donations by the end of the year. We’ve already raised €1,500 and we are hoping to raise another €4,500 by the end of June (for a total of €6,000). We hope that you will consider making a first-time gift or renew your gift to the library this spring or summer.

What your gift helps to cover

  • €50 = one Children’s storytelling Hour
  • €150 = one Pizza and Board Games night
  • €250 = your support of the Public Speaking Competition for high school students
  • €500 = a shelf filled with newly-released books
  • €1,000 = your support for a future literary festival

Your gifts allow us to hold more than 1,000 events a year and to add to our collection of more than 27,000 books and materials. 

You can donate 

Don’t forget, you can enjoy a tax reduction of 66% of the amount you donate. In other words, if you donate 100€, the actual cost to you is 34€. 

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at the library soon!

Gaelle Delarboulas, Chairwoman of the library Board & Phoebe Marshall-Raimbeau, Director