Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Brown Mackie College Book Drive begins with contribution of 10 million written words

Brown Mackie College Phoenix has begun its Book Drive to benefit VNSA (Volunteer Nonprofit Service Association) at the new campus, 13430 North Black Canyon Highway. Phoenix Councilwoman Thelda Williams, VNSA Vice-President Virginia Boardman, Brown Mackie College – Phoenix President Debra Thibodeaux, students, faculty and friends made the first contributions of more than 10 million written words.

VNSA, an all-volunteer organization founded in 1949, collects books year-round for its annual VNSA Used Book Sale. In 2009, VNSA raised more than $340,000 for Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County and Toby House.

"Books cultivate learning and support our philosophy to grow your life, evolve your mind and become your vision," Thibodeaux said. "Brown Mackie is committed to making contributions to our community. We honor the volunteers who serve VNSA and are pleased to lead this on-campus book drive."

Donations of hardback, paperback and audio books, CD's, movies, records, puzzles, maps and other book-related items may be dropped off at the Brown Mackie – Phoenix donation box located just outside the front entrance.

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