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Book Donations Being Accepted for Make-A-Wish Fundraiser

A Nazareth Area High School senior and her family will hold a three-day book sale from June 21 to 23; all proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania.

The Ohrwashel family of  is accepting donations for a summer book sale -- the sixth sale the family has planned -- that will be held June 21, 22 and 23.

All proceeds made during the three-day sale, which is being spearheaded by senior , will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania.

New and used books -- children or adult -- will be accepted. Please do not donate encyclopedia sets, textbooks or Reader's Digest condensed version books.

Before June 17, bring your book donations to the Ohrwashel home at 143 First St., Nazareth (in Farmview Estates). If no one is home, leave the books on the front porch.

When it's time to shop, the sale will be held during the following dates and times at the Ohrwashel home:

  • Thursday, June 21, 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, June 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Books will be sold for .50 cents and $1.

During the summer of 2011, the Ohrwashels and an army of volunteers raised about $5,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation -- enough money to fully grant the wish of one child and partially fund a wish for a second.

In addition to raising money for Make-A-Wish, about 5,000 books were donated to the Cops 'n' Kids Literacy Program, which, according to www.copsnkidslv.org:

  • Ensures that every child has access -- in his or her home -- to books and the knowledge, inspiration and hope that such access can provide.
  • Encourages positive relationships between children and police.
  • Inspires creative learning for children and families by providing meaningful literacy-based experiences.

In addition, about 10,000 adult books were donated to the Men of Retirement Age (MORA) Club of Bethlehem. The club then held a book sale fundraiser during the  Summer Festival. All proceeds benefited the hospital.

For more information on the Ohrwashels and how they are involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, read:

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