Monthly Archives: November 2011

Mt. Bethel UMC Book Drive Info

UPDATE: Collection & Sorting Event Monday Nov. 21, 9am-2pm. Drop off your books and come inside to see Books for Keeps in action. 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta—-Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta, GA is holding a book drive for the entire month of November, with a goal of raising 100,000 books for Books for Keeps. You do not have to be a member of Mt. Bethel church to donate books – all donors and volunteers are welcome!Check out this video, courtesy of Mt. Bethel, which tells the Books for Keeps story.Books for Keeps from Mt. Bethel UMC on Vimeo.Here’s how YOU can get involved, and help change a child’s future.Donate Your BooksContact: Cliff Seal at cliff.seal@mtbethel.orgBooks for Keeps needs fun, popular books in very good condition for children in Pre-K through 12th grade for its youth summer reading program. MBUMC is also collecting books of any kind for Books for Keeps’ book sale fundraiser. Cookbooks, art books, and current fiction are especially popular. No encyclopedias or textbooks, please.Bring your books to our “Collection Day” event Monday, Nov. 21st from 9am-2pm. Our founder, Melaney Smith, will be there sorting books with a crew of Mt. Bethel volunteers. Just go in the front door of the church and they’ll point you to the Main Office.For the rest of November, bring your books to the front office of Mt. Bethel Church, or, if you have a large load, leave your boxes of books in the Pod in the back parking lot, near the gym. If you will need help unloading, please contact Cliff at the email address above to arrange an appointment. 4385 Lower Roswell Road, [...]

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And now a word from our founder…

Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta created this video for a book drive, but gave us permission to share it with you. Straight from “The Dining Room” where it all started, here is our founder, Melaney Smith, telling the Books for Keeps story.Books for Keeps from Mt. Bethel UMC on Vimeo.

New Deep-Discount Purchase Opportunities

One critical success factor of our program is the ability to provide books that are so compelling children will pick them up during the summer with no encouragement from an adult.We’ve identified deep-discount purchase opportunities for two of the students’ top requests, but we can’t take advantage of these opportunities without your help. $2,500 is a lot of money, but will provide 1,750 of our most-requested books. Please consider a tax-deductible donation; these opportunities won’t last long.Scary Stories! This book was especially popular with the hard-to-reach, 8-10 year-old crowd, and it’s popular with middle school students, too. We are THRILLED to be able to purchase it for $1 per copy, and can use 1,000 of these.Sharks! We were caught off guard in May by the demand from the younger crowd for books about sharks. We only had a few on hand, and are on a mission to remedy the problem.We can purchase this shark book for $2 per copy, and can use 750 of these.Our biggest challenge so far is finding a great, non-fiction basketball book featuring current athletes, for the 8-10 year olds. They’re not interested in the heroes of yesterday; they want to see pictures and read stories about the athletes of today. Let us know if you find a great book at a great price.

By |November 8th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Deep-Discount Purchase Opportunities|

The easiest fund-raiser EVER…

Mirko Pasta on Baxter Street in Athens will donate 20% of the proceeds (for lunch OR dinner) to any customer who presents this coupon at checkout on Tuesday Nov. 8 or Wednesday Nov. 9. This could be huge for us!The complimentary Tuscan bean dip and Caesar salad are personal favorites, and it’s great to be able to choose the pasta and sauce separately, according to your mood. Check out the current menu.Pull together a group of friends or coworkers for a lunch or dinner date right NOW… and share this coupon at work, online or any way you can. What an easy way to help!Customer must present coupon at checkout.1075 Baxter Street | 11:30am-9:00pm |

By |November 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The easiest fund-raiser EVER…|