Boxes of books support children’s rights

Volunteer driver Allen Taylor with a box of books donated for the 49th annual Save the Children Book Sale.
Volunteer driver Allen Taylor with a box of books donated for the 49th annual Save the Children Book Sale.

Drivers like Allen Taylor, who has been volunteering with Save the Children for the past four months, drive as far as Mandurah to collect the books from Save the Children retail stores.

‘We depend on the generosity of donors and there’s some valuable stuff,’ University of WA Branch President Rob Rippingale said.

Over the past two years, the book sales have raised $500,000 and Mr Rippingale said he was ‘cautiously optimistic’ about meeting that figure again.

Money raised from the book sale goes towards programs located in Australia and internationally for the promotion and preservation of the rights of children worldwide.

The Save the Children’s Book Sale at the University of WA will run for five days from August 16.