By Marianne Curtis
The Bethesda Health Care Auxiliary is pleased to follow the success of their annual spring book sale by hosting their second successful fall book fair.
For three days starting October 20, the ladies of the Bethesda Auxiliary held their second “Fall Book Faire” at the Clearspring Center in Steinbach. Thousands of gently used books found new homes and over $9,000 was raised by the organization.
Bethesda Health Care Auxiliary Spokesperson Verna Thiessen is once again pleased with the sale.
“We had many books left over from our spring sale plus we had numerous new donations,” explained Thiessen. “We had a great turnout.”
Funds raised during the sale will go towards the purchase of a resuscitation unit for Bethesda Hospital’s recovery unit. The resuscitation unit is expected to cost about $40,000.
“No longer will they have to share this important piece of equipment with the emergency room,” Thiessen added. “Not only do we benefit from an improved facility but we also know that literacy improves the health of individuals by enabling them to find better jobs and improve quality of life.”
Over the years, the Bethesda Hospital Auxiliary has hosted ten successful sales which have raised over $148,000.
Thousands of gently used books found new homes during the second annual Bethesda Auxiliary fall book sale.