2015 Giving Day Book Sale

Giving Day is back — with a literary spin!

gd-panoramaHillhurst School’s first Giving Day initiative won the 2014 Calgary Award for Environmental Achievement – Educational Institution! details >

On Friday, December 11, 2015 our school is hosting a Giving Day Book Sale. The goal of the sale is to GIVE our brains a boost, GIVE gifts to others, GIVE back to the community and GIVE the earth a break!

Second-hand shopping is a great way to give back to the earth. We are looking for donations of gently used books and related items to stock our sale. Each student that donates items to our sale will receive 10 tickets to spend on sale day. An extra 10 tickets can be purchased for $5 at the sale.

Parents and families are invited to shop by CASH DONATION from 12 -1pm.

In the spirit of giving back, all proceeds from our sale will go directly to a local school in need, to fund much-needed literacy programs. All remaining books from our sale will be donated to a very special Calgary Reads/Calgary Food Bank initiative, which is aiming to distribute books with their food hampers this Christmas.

Please see below for what items we are accepting for donation. Donations will be accepted at the school from December 7 – 9, in front of the school office.

In conjunction with our book sale, we are very excited to announce that we will be presenting a series of Literacy Workshops on December 11.  All students will have the opportunity to attend workshops presented by talented and passionate members of our local literary community. Poetry, theatre, activism, creative writing and storytelling are just some of the topics that will be presented. We are grateful to these leaders for sharing their passion for literacy with our children. It is sure to be an inspiring day!

We want YOU to get involved with Giving Day! Volunteers are required for sorting and setup, assisting at the sale and with workshops, and donating snacks for our special guests. The success of this special day really depends on the energy and support of our amazing parent volunteers!

Please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4dacaa23a31-giving1 to sign up.

For more information, contact Jennifer at littleredfish@shaw.ca.


What Can You Donate to the Giving Day Book Sale?

  • Activity books (that can still be used)
  • Colouring books (that can still be used)       childrens-books
  • Picture books
  • Novels and chapter books
  • Graphic novels
  • Children’s non-fiction
  • Craft books or how-to books
  • Piano, guitar or other musical score books
  • Adult novels
  • Adult non-fiction
  • Children’s magazines (from the last five years)
  • CDs (adult or children)
  • DVDs that are rated G or PG

All items need to be in good condition and suitable for a school sale.

Items we are not accepting:

  • Torn or dirty books
  • Books without covers
  • Magazines for older teen/adults
  • Encyclopedias
  • Yearbooks
  • Catalogues or other advertising materials
  • Books or DVDs of a violent nature
  • Reference materials older than five years
  • Old library books with labels still on
  • VHS movies


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