LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Book Drive will collect used books, CDs and DVDs in a month-long fundraiser for The Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. From October 1 to October 31, books and digital media will be collected from over 200 locations across Los Angeles County. Proceeds from resale of donated items will benefit local affiliate of breast cancer advocacy organization.
American Book Drive has joined forces with Westfield Shopping Centers, MPG Office Trust, Douglass Emmett Properties, Brookfield Properties, Equity Offices and selected Whole Foods Markets locations to place a collection bin throughout October. During that time, the American Book Drive Bookmobile will make scheduled appearances at malls to accept donations. Donors can also contact American Book Drive for onsite pickup of books and digital media.
"American Book Drive is creating a unique and easy way for people to give to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®," said Deborah Anthony, Executive Director of The Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. "We appreciate their efforts and thank everyone who donates their books and discs in the name of curing breast cancer."
American Book Drive collected over 75,000 books last October, 2010. This year with help from new and existing supporters plan to double that number. We are setting a goal of collecting over 150,000 books, CDs and DVDs by October 31. The donated items will be resold on online marketplaces and stores. Proceeds will go to The Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. To learn more about the October fundraising campaign, including how to host collection bins at public locations, contact Gianfranco Lisi, Director, American Book Drive: (805) 306-1772 ext. 27; firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Los Angeles Affiliate
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982 that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, the organization is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has invested more than $1.5 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest non-profit funder of breast cancer research in the world. The Los Angeles County Affiliate has distributed more than $7.5 million to fund breast cancer programs and research since 1996, which have gone to provide the medically underserved and uninsured populations in Los Angeles County with screening, diagnostic tests and treatments for breast cancer. For more information about the Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, visit www.komenlacounty.org or call 310-575-3011.
About American Book Drive
American Book Drive raises money for organizations, while finding new homes for old books, CDs and DVDs. With its green business model, American Book Drive salvages tens of thousands of books, CDs and DVDs annually that would otherwise go unused or be dumped into landfills. The company resells donated media through online marketplaces and at its "$5 or Less Book Store." Designated organizations receive proceeds from the sales. For more information about American Book Drive, visit www.americanbookdrive.com or call 877.870.7701. Become a fan of American Book Drive on Facebook and follow the company on Twitter.
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