Thursday, November 3, 2011
The English Graduate Association of Dedicated Students (EGADS) is currently hosting an ongoing book drive to raise money for the West Georgia Spay and Neuter Clinic. Anna Potter, EGADS vice-president, said she wanted to put a greater emphasis on the group’s public service this year.
“The idea for the book drive came about when I realized how many of my friends and colleagues have duplicate copies of books that they have either read for classes or have taught in classes,” Potter said. Therefore, I wanted to find a way to lighten our collective book load and raise money for a worthy cause.”
An on-campus book donation site is available in the English department, located on the second floor of the TLC. Donations can also be taken directly to Underground Books, located just off of Adamson Square, across the street from the Cultural Arts Center. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Let the bookstore know you are donating the books for the EGADS project. Any books that Underground Books does not take will be donated to local libraries, the Carroll County Jail or Goodwill, so they will be put to good use in some way.
Potter said she chose to help the West Georgia Spay and Neuter Clinic because the people there run a truly humane and worthwhile operation. Also, because her boyfriend volunteered at the clinic two summers ago, they now have a new family member: Eloise, one of the cats that came in during his time there.
“I hope the book drive will afford people the opportunity to both support local business and purchase some really good literature at a really great price,” Potter said. “I truly believe in what they're doing and want to help them in any way I can.”
For more information on the West Georgia Spay and Neuter Clinic visit www.westgeorgiaspayneuter.com.
For more information on the book drive or the English department, visit www.westga.edu/english/index.php.