YMCA Calls For Book Fair Volunteers

It takes some 400 volunteers and 8,000 volunteer hours to pull off one of our region’s most notable book fairs – the annual YMCA Bookfair.

Volunteers are currently needed to sort and price books at the Historic Cardonelet 600 Loughborough Ave. 63111 and during the YMCA Bookfair, August 19-24, at the Kennedy Recreation Center, 6050 Wells Road, 63128.

2011 celebrates the 33rd anniversary of the YMCA Bookfair. Started in 1978 by a group of dedicated YMCA volunteers who raised several hundred dollars for the Y by holding a small, one-day book fair in the gymnasium.

So far, the YMCA Bookfair has raised more than $1 million for the Y and our outreach programs. The YMCA Bookfair is a collaborative project that includes several Y organizations & community volunteers dedicated to assisting the Y in its mission, in particular our youth and literacy programs. Among its efforts to this end is the YMCA Bookfair, which provides a large selection of new and quality used books at reasonable prices.

This year we need help with: book and box pick ups; book sorting; bookfair set-up and take down.

Please contact Bookfair@ymcastlouis.org or call 314-353-4960 to volunteer.

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