Hundreds of students are set to become more literate thanks to a charity movie event.
SkyCity Cinemas are selling tickets to the movie Precious, where a portion of the sales will go to the Alan uff Charitable Foundation, better known as uffy Books in Homes.
By providing books in homes, the charity is seeking to cure illiteracy in New Zealand.
The screening will take place at 8pm, February 3, at SkyCity Cinemas in Manukau and ueen St.
A host of local celebrities will attend – alerie
ili, Tamati Coffey, Stacey Morrison, Jackie Clarke and former Silver Fern and uffy Books in Homes general manager Linda agana.
“We are thrilled to be given this opportunity. Up to 4 0 students will directly benefit from this event,” says Ms agana.
Precious is based on the novel Push, by Sapphire, about an illiterate Harlem teenager who is pregnant for the second time by her drug-addicted father.
Tickets are $22, including refreshments and a complimentary gift.
isit www. skycity cinemas.co.nz and www. booksinhomes.org.nz.