Cowboy Pledge book drive for the Salt Lake Habitat for Humanity ReStore
On March 30, 2013, Cowboy Pledge completed a two week long book drive, for the Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Residents, staff and family and friends, from each Cowboy Properties Apartment community located in the Salt Lake City, Heber City and Park City Utah area participated in this book drive. Over 650 books were donated including 247 children's books.
Donations included books about history, art, photography, and many other educational subjects. Residents also donated several hard back collections of popular novels and the senior residents of Harmony Gardens Apartments donated a large collection of paperback books. A family member of the property manager at Northgate at the Gateway Apartments, in downtown Salt Lake City, donated a collection of 107 paperback novels. All of the books were delivered to the Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Most of the books that were delivered on the first day had already been picked up by grateful readers before the second delivery on the next day.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore helps the community recycle new and used building materials and furnishings by selling them at reduced prices and using the proceeds to help provide housing for those in need. By recycling new and used books for free, they also provide access to reading materials for many who otherwise might not have any books to read. When someone is through reading a book they can return it and exchange it for another one under their current book sharing program.
Cowboy Pledge thanks each resident, staff member, friend and family member who donated books. We also offer a special thanks to those who volunteered at the Liberty Commons Apartment Clubhouse to sort, pack and load the books for delivery. The staff and volunteers at the ReStore expressed their appreciation for this large donation of so many nice books.
Cowboy Pledge thanks the Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore for providing the Salt Lake City area with another way to recycle building materials. We encourage their effort to reduce pressure on local landfills and to use the proceeds from the sale of recycled items to help fund their ongoing effort to provide housing in our community.is the content for this item. Here is the content for this item. Here is the content for this item. Here is the content for this item. Here is the content for this item. Here is the content for this item. Here is the content for this item. Here is the content for this item. Here is the content for this item.