Feeding Trust book sale in Walmer

R5 a book at Port Elizabeth children’s charity

The Port Elizabeth Children’s Feeding Trust is holding a R5 book sale in the bookshop from August 24 till September 8, on weekdays from 10am to 4pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 2pm.
Extra volunteers will be on duty to support the regulars and this time the trust will be filling the shelves from the container in an effort to sell as many of those books as possible.
‘It has been decided to try this way because the annual one-day Big Book sale is tremendously hard work and our volunteers are all older people. We might still consider a Big Sale later in the year but labour is a problem and this has to be worked out,” said ????.
“Our last R5 book sale from the shop went well so we hope for the best for this time round.”
Titles include everything from best-selling fiction to just about every non-fiction subject under the sun. In addition, the younger set will be able to browse through colourful children’s publications.
Over the years the Children’s Feeding Trust’s little bookshop on the side of the Walmer Town Hall has become the repository for many beloved book collections as owners downsize their homes or move away from the city.
Donated books are sorted and those which are suitable go into the shop, which is a treasure trove of unexpected finds. The shop also stocks reconditioned cards, bridge scorers and home-made marmalade.
The money raised at the sale and in the shop goes into the trust kitty, which also derives funds from bequests, donations and collections.
Quarterly grants are then made to a number of child-oriented NGOs, including the Missionvale Care Centre, the House of Resurrection Children’s Home in Salsoneville, the Society of St Vincent de Paul crèches in Veeplaas and Zwide and a number of others.
When the sale starts officially the books will be marked white or stripy white stickers and will all be sold for R5.
Further information from 079-126-4162 or 041-581-3616.

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