YMCA hosts annual book sale to help send children to camp

YAKIMA, Wash. - The YMCA started their 75th annual book sale on Sunday. It's all in an effort to send kids to camp.

All of the money raised at the book sale will be going towards scholarships for Camp Dudley in White Pass. 

Throughout the years, the YMCA has been able to send about 20 to 30 children to the one week summer camp, free of charge. 

Camp Director Kyle McPherson said all the books they sell are from donations they get throughout the year.

“We usually get about 12,000 to 13,000 books. Last year we sold about 7,000 or 8,000 books,” McPherson said. “They’re about 75 cents or $1, so usually we raise about $6,000.” 

The book sale is taking place at the Old Office Max space near Target at 128 N. Fair Ave in Yakima. 

People can shop for books Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday they will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The selection of books will change each week.



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