Used Book Sale Raises $20,000 for Habitat for Humanity

Pictured Left to Right: Mark Story, Karen Maclay, Marlin Maclay, Rev. Caroline Saxton, Harold Collier, Rev. Rick Noll, and Denise Hartzell

CHAMBERSBURG- Due to the overwhelming generosity of area residents, the used book sale that took place in October raised $20,000. The funds will be used to purchase building materials for the next Habitat house in Franklin County. Patriot Federal Credit Union sponsored the event and made their branch locations open for donations. The community dropped off over 30,000 items for the sale including books, puzzles, games, and music. St. John’s UCC hosted the sale by providing space and volunteers. Additionally, Thrivent Financial contributed funds toward advertising the sale. Mark Story, Executive Director, notes, “Central to our mission is ‘bringing people together’ and the used book sale is a great example of what can be accomplished when people purposefully work together. I especially thank the leadership at St. John’s for their intentionality in engaging our local community to the benefit of future Habitat homeowners.” Leftover items from the sale were donated to other area nonprofit organizations. The next sale is planned for Oct 25-27, 2024.

About Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County: HFHFC was formed in 1994 and volunteers have constructed 54 homes in partnership with local families in Franklin County. This helps to achieve Habitat’s vision of “A world where everyone has a decent place to live.” and ensures there is adequate affordable housing stock in Franklin County for everyone to live, work, worship, study, and play. To learn how you can make a difference in our local community through Habitat contact the office at [email protected] or 717-267-1899.

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