Book sale aims to boost literacy funds

Making books available to all

SAHIBAN KANWAL
Last updated 05:00 19/03/2014
Richard Dugan
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BOOKS BONANZA: A book in the hand is worth more than two in the bush - Literacy South Canterbury manager Richard Dugan is swamped with books but needs more for a book sale to raise funds for the organisation.

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Literacy South Canterbury is holding its first ever fundraising book sale.

The sale is part of a fundraiser for the non-profit organisation, which provides foundation learning assistance to adults who do not have the literacy skills they need for independence.

"Making books available to people is what we are part of, and this fundraiser will help us towards our operating budgets and continue our mission," manager Richard Dugan said.

The community has already lent a helping hand to the organisation to help with the fundraiser.

"Currently we have got about eight boxes and we hope to have more donated for the book sale," Mr Dugan said.

The organisation hopes to make the book sale a permanent fixture on its calendar.

"We are trying to spread the message about the fundraiser through radio advertisements on community radio and we have information up on our Facebook page.

"If it all goes well, then we intend to conduct a fundraiser annually," he said.

The sale will take place on April 26, from 10am to 12pm, on the corner of Grey Rd and Arthur St.

Books can be dropped off at Literacy South Canterbury from Monday to Thursday, between 9am and 4pm.

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- The Timaru Herald

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