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Donated textbooks will promote literacy in Africa

April 21, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University students have the opportunity to donate their used textbooks through Saturday, April 26, to a fundraiser for children's literacy in Africa.

Drop boxes are available at the Textbook Alley in the Bernhard Center and Room 1455 of Schneider Hall during the WMU Bookstore's April Book Buyback. The drop boxes will be available any time the building is open through Thursday in Schneider Hall and through Saturday in the Bernhard Center.

The drive, organized by WMU's Alpha Phi Omega co-ed community service fraternity, Golden Key and the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association, will collect books for the Better World Book Drive. Under the program, textbooks are sold to buy children's books for Africa to promote literacy. In addition, each of the three local organizations sponsoring the event will receive up to 50 cents per book donated.

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Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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