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My Shelf To Yours Book Sale Returns to KCKCC

Kelly Rogge
Public Information Supervisor
krogge@kckcc.edu
Monday, March 06, 2017
Kansas City Kansas Community College’s My Shelf to Yours Book Sale is returning to the Main Campus this week.

Kansas City Kansas Community College’s My Shelf to Yours Book Sale is returning to the Main Campus this week.

The sale is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 7 and 9 in Room 2325 on the lower level of the Jewell Building on the KCKCC campus, 7250 State Ave. It will also be open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 8. The sale is open to the public as well as students, staff and faculty.

“The book sales are our biggest fundraiser, and I have seen how important it is for our students who don’t have the means to buy all their books for class,” said Sarah Jones, coordinator of the Intercultural Center at KCKCC. “But not only does the sale support our students financially, it provides an opportunity for them to get to know each other and work towards something together.”

All books are $1 or seven books for $5, and proceeds benefit the student scholarship fund. The ICC uses the fund to distribute scholarships for textbooks and tuition to students who have a financial need.

“I really appreciate the My Shelf to Yours scholarship because it helps me save money,” said Halil Alimi, a student at KCKCC. “I really recommend this to my friends.”

In addition, there will also be beverages and snacks for sale as well as fashion jewelry and other local vendors. Those who attend the book sale and purchase at least $5 worth of items are entered into a raffle for a KCKCC Bookstore Certificate.

Created in 2010, the goal of My Shelf To Yours is to promote scholarship, leadership, entrepreneurship and sustainability by selling donated used books both on-line 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 eight years ago, more than 70,000 books have been donated from 385 individuals. This has helped 406 students with 1064 textbooks and has awarded more than $25,800 in scholarships.

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

“I feel really grateful because the My Shelf to Yours scholarship gave me the opportunity to study,” said Nadia Vallecillo, a student at KCKCC. “Otherwise I couldn’t afford it on my own.”

For more information, please contact Brian Patrick at 913-288-7362 or by email at bpatrick@kckcc.edu or Barbara Clark-Evans at 913-288-7504 or by email at bclark@kckcc.edu.

 

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