MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – The American Association of University Women or AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community all the way back to 1881. Surpassing a century themselves, the Marquette Branch continues that mission.
Fully operating on donations and fundraising initiatives, AAUW returns with their annual Spring Book Sale, hosted by the First Presbyterian Church in Marquette. AAUW’s Spring Book Sale Chairperson, Renew Leow explained more about the organization, “Our program is to support gender equity for women and girls, such as education roles, we fund academic scholarships. In order to fund the academic scholarship, we have to have a fundraising component, with the fundraising component it is a book sale.”
According to Leow, the generosity of our community’s donations of gently used books, games, puzzles, CDs and DVDs are what makes this fundraiser possible.
While organizing the donations received so far, Leow told us, “We’re on the final push, this is our last week for collecting books until the 21st of April. For the book sale that is on the 27th, 28th and 29th of April at the first presbyterian on Front Street.”
With a wide selection of available items to choose from, Leow says the success of this annual sale can only further their mission to educate the women and girls in our community and she added, “Education is so important, it is important for girls, it’s important for women, it’s important for you and I, it’s important for everybody.”
Open to everyone, there will be a $5 admission for Thursday night only giving those first opportunity to scavenge through all the selections available.
Donations can be dropped off at Range Bank on Third St, Marquette, Marquette Medical Center, First Presbyterian Church on Front Street or the Marquette Community Credit Union on Washington Street.
To learn more about AAUW or their book sale, please go here.