Chas Maria Chapter #76, Order of the Eastern Star are again holding their By-Annual Book Sale this coming Saturday.
It will be held in Unit 1325 in Tyee Plaza – between Banners Restaurant and the old Super Value store. They are often asked what the book sales are for. Well, the main project of Eastern Star throughout the province is focussed on cancer and thousand of dollars are raised for research, free cancer dressings, equipment, medical books, and scholarships for oncology doctors.
In Campbell River, they support the Cancer Unit and Cancer Library. When possible they purchase equipment for the unit and donate money to the library to purchase books etc., which can be used by doctors, patients and their families. All types of cancer dressings are made by Chas Maria members and these are available free to any cancer patient from our Health Unit. Throughout the province the cost of the materials alone for these dressings runs into thousands of dollars a year and Chas Maria volunteer members give thousands of hours to make them.
They will accept any books (no Reader’s Digest, encyclopedias or magazines) and you can either phone Margaret at 250-923-1760 to arrange for a pick up or drop them off at the sale location between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday or bring them to the sale on the 17th.
They are very grateful for the support we receive every time they hold their fund raising sale so that they can give back to their community.