Book sale benefits local, international communities

The Rotary Club of Courtenay thanks the community and volunteers who made the October book sale a huge success.

The Rotary Club of Courtenay thanks the community for support and the many volunteers who made the October book sale a huge success.

The sale raises funds to support the club’s mission of supporting local and international communities through projects that have a direct impact on community well-being.

Past beneficiaries of these fundraising efforts have included Vancouver Island Lodge for cancer care recipients, St. Joseph’s Hospital chemo department, Wheels for Wellness, Cops for Cancer, the Hope Afloat Dragon Boat Team, Care-a-Van and Cumberland Dialysis Centre.

Education activities supported have included Raise a Reader, CV Lifelong Learning Association, Courtenay Elementary and recently a collaborative project with École Puntledge Park supporting their Everyone Deserves a Smile Christmas Care Bag program. Other beneficiaries include the L’Arche Society and the Therapeutic Riding Association.

Mark your calendars for the club’s next sale scheduled for May 2014. A reminder that blue book donation bins are located at Comox Centre Mall, Quality Foods Comox, Canadian Tire, Driftwood Mall, Thrifty Foods Downtown, Coastal Community Credit Union Downtown, Canada Safeway and Lewis Park Recreation Centre.

Books and eye glasses can be deposited in the bins all year long.  If you require books to be picked up, call 250-339-0172.

— Rotary Club of Courtenay

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