Two years ago the The Dayton Book Fair realigned their charitable mission, to select three local non-profit organizations to benefit each year. Their volunteers work year round putting in thousands of hours collecting, sorting and prepping books for the four day fall sale. This year’s sale was well organized, well attended and quite profitable, based on the donation presented this morning to the 3 charities.
“We’re thrilled to be able to give each of our 3 organizations a $10,000 donation this year,” said Larkin Vonalt, executive director of the Book Fair Foundation. “Through the community’s generosity in both donating books for the sale— and their patronage of the Book Fair we’re able to re-home tens of thousands of books and help support important small area non-profits.”
The three recipients- FilmDayton, K12 Gallery & TEJAS and the Learning Tree Farm each remarked on how this funding allows them to actual under take a new project, not just pay the electric bill.
The Book Fair Foundation is currently accepting applications for 3 new beneficiaries of the 2017 Book Fair through December 31, details are on their website. Larkin shared they already have 12 pallets of books sorted and ready for the 2017 fair, even though the location will move, due to the Fairgounds sale.