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College’’s special event raises $1,200 for UF Campaign for Charities

Published: October 13th, 2010

Category: Community Outreach, Events, News

Gator Bookworms graphicThe college’s second annual Gator Bookworms Used Media sale netted $1,265 for the UF Campaign for Charities,
which raises money for nonprofit agencies in the community.
 
For the past several months, faculty,
staff and students of the college, and some other areas of the Health Science Center, lugged in their used books,
music and movies as donations for the sale. On October 6, in the early morning hours, people began lugging them back
out again at $1each, all in the name of supporting our community as part of the UF Campaign for Charities.

 
Organized by the college’s Special Event Planners, the sale was well received in 2009, the first
year it was held. Although it’s advertised to run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the first sales began at
6 a.m. when members of the SEP were setting out the books, CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes in the lobby of the
Dental Tower.

Gator Bookworms Used Media sale“We’re in such a great location that we probably don’t even need to advertise the sale. We’ve got Shands employees, HSC employees, students, patients and their family members passing by all day,” Michelle Watson, who heads the SEP, said.

Watson added her thanks for everyone who supported the event by donating, volunteering and buying,
“We really had a great time and it’s a wonderful way to raise money for the cause and also
awareness that it’s time to give to the annual UF Campaign for Charities.”
 
Every dollar makes a difference in supporting the worthwhile agencies that receive funding from the campaign.
For more information about the campaign, visit: www.ufcc.ufl.edu.
 
Gator Bookworms Used Media saleSpecial thanks to
all members of the Special Event Planners:

Alex Brao
Rebecca Bush
Christine Lopez
Lydia Pierson
Renato Salazar
Michelle Watson
Denise Webb
Justus Weber
Terry Weber