Hundreds of Children’s Books are Bound for Paradise School Library

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photo of first grade classThis week we have a sweet story about giving back. We have two amazingly generous and thoughtful employees at our Thrift Town Support office named Desi and Jennifer. Desi set out to help her niece with her school’s (McKinley Elementary School in Tracy, CA) book drive. Jennifer donated to the cause when she heard the book drive was to benefit Paradise Elementary in Paradise, CA. If that city name sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the home of the Camp Fire; the state’s most destructive wildfire based on the number of structures destroyed.

Paradise Elementary School was tragically burnt down and they lost everything. McKinley Elementary School set out to make a difference by collecting as many books as they could for the children of Paradise. Our generous employee Desi purchased 100 books from Thrift Town at our 50% Off Book sale to donate to Paradise Elementary. We have book sales frequently, as well as great deals on books with weekly color tag discounts so check our Sales and Promos page for upcoming sale dates.

The total cost of these 100 children’s books was only $35! What a bargain!

Below you’ll see some fun cards that the 1st graders sent to Desi along with a thank you note from the teacher. So far McKinley Elementary School has collected over 600 books school-wide. The plan is to deliver them within the next few weeks. We congratulate McKinley¬†Elementary for this wonderful kind-hearted project and we wish all the Paradise community our best during their recovery from the wildfires.

Thrift Town proudly made a cash donation to support the wildfire victims. If you’d like to donate money to the wildfire victims. Here is an article that lists vetted charities. Always research a charitable organization before giving cash.

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Love books? Thrift Town has loads of gently used books for kids and adults, and we frequently run a 50% Off All Books Sale. Check our Sales and Promotions page to see when we’re having another big sale! We also have a fun Pinterest Board that features crafts you can make with books.

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I am the art director and marketing manager for Thrift Town. I have worked for Thrift Town for just about twenty years and I'm passionate about thrift, decorating, entertaining, crafting and, of course Thrift Town.

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