ORCCA, Feb 12, 2010
Oregon Coast Community Action and Colette’s: Good Food, Hungry Minds, a restaurant and bookstore in North Bend, invite readers of all ages and genres to help support two local nonprofit organizations during a record-breaking blowout sale on Saturday, March 15. Following a large donation of used romance novels, the owners and operators of Colette’s decided to try and sell their way into the record books and try for the most romance books sold in a single day – to benefit the Women’s Safety and Resource Center and South Coast Food Share, a program of Oregon Coast Community Action.
• WHAT: A record-breaking book sale to support two South Coast organizations
• WHERE: Colette’s restaurant and bookstore, 3229 Broadway in North Bend
• WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2008
• WHO: The community is invited to help Colette’s make a dash for the Guinness Book of World Records and help benefit hundreds of South Coast families through Oregon Coast Community Action and the Women’s Safety and Resource Center
“It will be a party,” said co-owner Jessica Lloyd-Rogers. “In addition to setting the record for the most romances sold in one day, we’ll be attempting the most romances sold in one minute and the most romances sold to a man.”
K-Dock radio will be broadcasting live from the sale, food and beverages will be available, and paperbacks sold for $1 and hardbacks for $2. Half the proceeds of the sale will be split between the two local organizations, which provide vital services for hundreds of families in the area. South Coast Food Share, the regional food bank for the South Coast, provided more than 1.5 million pounds of food to vulnerable families throughout the region last year. The Women’s Safety and Resource Center is the only shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the area, and has recently added an additional facility in order to meet the increasing needs of local families.
“Oregon Coast Community Action salutes the great community spirit behind Jessica Lloyd-Rogers and Jerry Schneider’s book sale at Colette’s and the great work of the Women’s Resource Center that is so critical to helping local families plan for a better future,” said Mary Schoen-Clark, CEO of Oregon Coast Community Action. “It is through partnerships like these, between for profit and non-profit business in our community that generate the resources to help people make positive changes in their lives.”
Come join Oregon Coast Community Action, the Women’s Safety and Resource Center and Colette’s in making this a sale for the record books! Please place this information in community calendars and help us spread the word about this great fundraising event.
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