On Thursday, September 13, a group of Halifax Regional Police (HRP) employees will host a book sale and barbeque in an effort to raise money for the Parker Street Food Bank.
The Book’em Book Sale and BBQ will be held from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the south parking lot of police headquarters located at 1975 Gottingen Street. The rain date is Friday, September 14.
HRP employees, including civilian staff members Wendy Boyd and Barb St. John, are constantly coming up with ways to give back. Each spring they host a used jewellery and accessory sale for HRP employees, with proceeds going to various local charities. A few months ago they decided to change things up by collecting and selling used books at HRP Headquarters.
“We set up a mini library and went with the honour system for payment,” Wendy explains. “We let people know the proceeds would go to the food bank and the response has been amazing.” To date, the used book sale has raised more than $650.
“We decided to take the book sale to the next level by opening it up to the public,” says Barb. “We thought it would be a great way to engage with citizens and raise money for a great cause.”
The Chief will be flipping burgers at the event and you can also bring your camera and have your photo taken with the HRP horses and motorcycles. Most books will be under $3, and $5 will get you a hamburger and pop. All proceeds will go to the Parker Street Food Bank. Food donations are also welcome.