-50th Annual Fundraiser Recycles Gently Used Books for Great Causes-
The 2015 AAUW/Soroptimist Used Book Sale will be held at 1630 South Lemay (Units 7 & 8) in Fort Collins from March 27 through March 29.
Community members are invited to shop for good-quality, used books during the nonprofits’ annual event. The sale will be open to the general public:
- Friday, March 27: 8 am-7 pm;
- Saturday, March 28: 9 am–6 pm; and
- Sunday, March 29: 11 am–5 pm.
Service funds are raised while keeping gently used books out of the landfill. All books are recycled through the sale, donations to needy, or environmentally friendly means. Proceeds of the AAUW/Soroptimist Used Book Sale support numerous local and global educational projects benefiting women and girls.
The AAUW/Soroptimist Used Book Sale has become a well known local event. “We depend on the generous donations of the community to make this event a reality,” said co-chair Mary Robinson. Private donors throughout northern Colorado join Old Firehouse Books in donating gently used books throughout the year. “Our customers complement us on the quality of our sale, the quality of our sorting, and the abundant selection of gently used books we market.” Organizers estimate that they will sort nearly 40,000 books by sale date.
This will be the 50th annual book sale for AAUW and the 25th annual for SIFC. Soroptimist International of Fort Collins and the American Association of University Women (www.fortnet.org/aauw) Fort Collins Branch have successfully collaborated on an annual Used Book Sale since 1993. In recent years AAUW and Soroptimist netted nearly $20,000 during the 3 day weekend, with proceeds going to scholarships and ongoing service projects.
For information about the fundraiser, to volunteer, or to donate books—call Margaret at 970-482-8210, or Mary at 970-227-1398.