Dr. Charles Cole and Pam Pena Greet Book Sale Customers 2013
C-FB ISD Council PTA announced the location of the 13th annual Gently Used Book Sale. The location will be 3044 Old Denton Road Suite 131 in Carrollton. This location is on the southeast corner of Old Denton Road and Frankford near the Aldi supermarket and was the site of the 2013 sale.
Sally Derrick, the chair of the sale shared: “This location was a wonderful site in 2013. It has good sales space, generous parking and a nice mix of retail neighbors. We are excited to open our doors for the sale. Sale dates are Feb. 27 through March 2.”
Diane Dobis, Council PTA President noted: “The Gently Used Book Sale has been the largest all-volunteer community literacy event in the six communities served by Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. It is also the primary fundraiser for Council PTA. All funds raised support students and teachers: Student scholarships, teacher grants, the Clothes Closet, Post Prom, Reflections arts in education programs are all funded by the sale proceeds. While all customers are special, we especially enjoy watching the children come and choose their very own items. The sparkle in their eyes as they sit under the tables and read is truly heartwarming.”
Last year over 90,000 items were available for the sale. In the past year, over $40,000 was distributed in grants to local C-FB ISD PTA units, grants to district educators, scholarships to graduating high school seniors and funds to C-FB ISD for classroom books.
Beginning in January, volunteers will be transforming the empty space into a well-organized shop with books of all kinds.
Donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs and computer games can be made by bringing the items to any C-FB ISD campus. A complete campus listing is at www.cfbisd.edu. Donations are requested before January 31, if possible.