Book market

Children’s Hospital book market remains suspended in Winnipeg, book donations not necessary

Organizers of the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital Book Market say fundraising remains on hold and Winnipeggers are urged to suspend book donations for the normally annual event.

The book sale, traditionally held at this time of year, has been on hiatus since the spring of 2020, when COVID-19 was first detected in Manitoba.

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In a statement released Wednesday, organizers say donations have since piled up.

“Volunteers were unable to congregate to sort and organize the donated items,” the statement read.


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“Thanks to the generous members of the community, there are still many donated books in stock and new ones cannot be accepted.”

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Winnipeggers are asked not to drop off books at fire stations or Dufresne furniture and appliance stores until further notice.

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Book sales typically bring in over $300,000 and help fund programs like music therapy, a children’s playroom, and in-house television that entertains hospitalized children.

Although the sale of books remains suspended, monetary donations can still be made to help the Children’s Hospital of goodbear.ca.


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