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I heard a discussion on television about why it was preferable to send money
rather than hard goods to the affected areas. One of the main reasons
against sending food is that many of the residents in the area have diets
that differ from our own. If we sent food from our own cupboards, it might
not be familiar to the survivors or worse, against their religious beliefs.
However the money can be used to buy local food at good prices.

A few years ago we held used book sales for relief efforts in schools in
North Dakota and Alabama. We even gathered funds for families of local 9/11
victims. We sought donations from our kids of gently used books and then
re-sold them for low prices to the students. The sales were always a big hit
with the students as well as their parents who were happy to get rid of the
previously read books.

I would use the opportunity to do studies on the disaster with classes in
the library.

Unfortunately, changes in my schedule and a reduction of aide time has made
these sales impossible to carry out.

If any one wants further information on how to conduct this type of fund
raiser, please contact me off list.
Josephine G. Dervan, Library Media Specialist
Strathmore Elementary School, Aberdeen, NJ

He who has a garden and a library, wants for nothing- Cicero

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