McKenzie Books, Inc.
McKenzie Books, Inc.

Charity Book Sale to Benefit Classrooms

4,000+ popular used books will be sold June 23-25 at prices of $0.50 and $1.00 to benefit public classrooms around the country.

Beaverton, OR, June 16, 2010 --( This year 100% of proceeds will be donated from the Third Annual McKenzie Books Sidewalk Sale. The used book sale will be held June 23, 24 and 25 from 10 am – 6 pm., a non-profit charity that accepts donations to fund classroom supplies for teachers and their students locally and nationally, will benefit from the sale of more than 4,000 popular used books. The book selection will span all categories at prices of $0.50 for paperbacks and $1.00 for hardcover books. There will be something for everyone including children’s books, mystery, romance, health, mind & body, home & garden, science fiction, and many more. Credit cards will be accepted.

About McKenzie Books, Inc.
McKenzie Books is a Beaverton-based online bookstore with a selection of over 65,000 quality new and used books in their Beaverton warehouse. A locally owned business since 2001, McKenzie Books has bought and sold over a million used books online in just the past two years. Although the bookstore is internet-based and serves customers worldwide, McKenzie Books also invites local customers to order online and pick up at the business address. They also welcome visitors to use their lobby computer kiosk to search their virtual bookshelves. The lobby is open for business from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located on the southwest corner of 153rd and S.W. Millikan Way in Beaverton; two blocks from the Beaverton Creek MAX station.

Today’s public schools often lack resources for students to thrive. “Citizen philanthropists” can choose and fund specific project requests from teachers, and even receive thank you cards directly from the classrooms. Charles Best, a former Bronx public high school teacher, started DonorsChoose in 2000 so that individuals could connect directly with classrooms in need. Projects range from as little as $49 to several thousand depending on the supplies requested by the teacher. Approximately 75% of projects costing less than $400 get fully funded. 100% of the funds go towards purchasing the supplies and delivering them directly to classrooms. DonorsChoose has raised over $51 million dollars helping more than 3 million students in the process.

McKenzie Books, Inc.
Jim Smith