Used Book Stand Helps Raise $20,000 for Support the Troops

By Jason Boog Comment

A Florida Medical Clinic worker raised $16,000 in donations by selling used books at his clinic, inspiring the clinic’s Foundation of Caring to raise the donation to $20,000. According to Tampa Bay Online, the funds will go to Support the Troops.

Here’s more from the article: “The shelves full of used mystery and romance novels and religious and self-help books in the lobby at Florida Medical Clinic don’t look as though they would generate much money. But the miniature bookstore established two years ago by switchboard operator and greeter Bill Cook has helped raise $20,000, which was presented Wednesday to Support the Troops, a Wesley Chapel organization that spends $70,000 a month sending care packages to U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

If you want to help as well, check out our How To Share Books with Troops Overseas–it links to different ways you can reach out to the men and women serving our country. (Via Shelf Awareness)