Used Book Sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity


Habitat For Humanity and St John’s United Church of Christ have partnered together to host a used book sale to benefit Habitat’s housing ministry. Over 25,000 books, puzzles, games, and music were donated by the community. Donations for the sale are now closed. The sale will take place at St John’s UCC on March 19 (Saturday) from 9am-4pm and March 20 (Sunday) from 12-4pm. Sunday is “bag day” where items can be purchased by the bagful for one low price.

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St John’s is located at 1811 Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg. This is a volunteer led initiative and all proceeds will be used to help build the next Habitat house in Franklin County. Mark D. Story, Community Engagement Director with Habitat notes, “The outpouring of generosity for this sale is extraordinary as are the 50+ volunteers who are presently sorting books and preparing for the sale. A special thanks to Patriot Federal Credit Union for opening up their branches for area residents to drop off their donations. Central to Habitat’s mission is ‘bringing people together’ and we look forward to seeing people do just that at the sale at St John’s.”

About Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County

HFHFC was formed in 1994 and to date has served more than 125 low to moderate income individuals and families in Franklin County and around the world. This helps to achieve Habitat’s vision of “A world where everyone has a decent place to live” and ensure there is adequate affordable housing stock in Franklin County for everyone to live, work, worship, and play. To learn how you can make a difference in our local community through Habitat contact the office at or 717-267-1899. The office is located at 1502 Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg.