Thousands of used books found new homes during the Bethesda Health Care Auxiliary’s annual spring which took place in the middle of March.
Hundreds of book lovers from throughout the region came out droves to support the Bethesda Health Care Auxiliary. This year’s event which took place from March 21 to 24 at the Clearspring Mall in Steinbach raised over $14,000.
Prior to the sale the ladies from the Bethesda Health Care Auxiliary collected thousands of books and other reading materials for resale. Money raised during the resulting four day book sale is earmarked to purchase of a resuscitation unit that will be used in Bethesda Hospital’s recovery unit. The resuscitation unit is expected to cost about $40,000.
Verna Thiessen from the Bethesda Auxiliary is pleased with this year’s event.
“This year, it seemed hard than other years as we did not have as many volunteers but it was still very good,” explained Thiessen. “We appreciate the many people that volunteer to sort or sell, donate books to the event and those who come and buy – we are very grateful.”
Over the years, the Bethesda Hospital Auxiliary has hosted several successful sales which have raised over $200,000 for medical equipment deemed necessary for patient comfort or safety but not funding through Manitoba Health programs.
Nine year old Byrson Hiebert of Blumenort had a lot of choose from when he searched for the perfect book during this year’s annual Bethesda Hospital Auxiliary book sale.
There was something for everyone during the book sale.