Benefit book sale returns to KCKCC March 12-14

by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC

Looking for great deals on used books, while helping students in financial need at the same time? Then Kansas City Kansas Community College’s upcoming My Shelf To Yours Book Sale is the place to be.

The book sale is returning to KCKCC in March, raising funds for students on campus. The sale is from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 12 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 13 and 14 in Room 2325 on the lower level of the Jewell Building on the KCKCC campus, 7250 State Ave. The sale is open to the public as well as students, staff and faculty.

All books will be $1 or seven books for $5, and proceeds benefit the student scholarship fund. The Intercultural Center uses the fund to distribute scholarships for textbooks and tuition to students who have a financial need. In addition, there will also be beverages and snacks for sale as well as fashion jewelry and other local vendors.

Created in 2010, the goal of My Shelf To Yours is to promote scholarship, leadership, entrepreneurship and sustainability by selling donated used books both online and on-ground. The student-operated store has gained national recognition from eBay’s Green Team for recycling books to help fellow students who need assistance with purchasing textbooks and with college tuition.

Since the event started almost nine years ago, more than 80,000 books have been donated from 425 individuals. This has helped over 500 students receive more than 1,300 textbooks and has awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships.

My Shelf To Yours donates any unsold book donations from the sale to local charities and organizations.

For more information, please contact Allen Lenoir at 913-288-7154 or by email at alenoir@kckcc.edu or Marquis Harris at 913-288-7375 or by email at maharris@kckcc.edu.

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