Donations sought for Audio-Reader's For Your Ears Only benefit

Tue, 06/10/2014

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Feloniz Lovato-Winston
Kansas Audio-Reader
785-864-5336

LAWRENCE — The Kansas Audio-Reader Network is now accepting donations of gently used audio equipment, vinyl records, CDs and musical instruments. Donated items will be sold at Audio-Reader’s annual benefit sale, For Your Ears Only, which will take place Sept. 12-13 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Lawrence.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit blind, visually impaired and print-disabled individuals who use Audio-Reader’s services. The most popular items at the sale are rock 'n' roll records, turntables and vintage audio equipment.

Donations can be brought to Audio-Reader, located at 1120 W. 11th St., or to Kief’s Audio/Video, 2429 Iowa St. KCUR in Kansas City, Missouri, 4825 Troost St., Suite 202, will accept donations during business hours starting in July.

For more information about donating items to For Your Ears Only, call 785 864-4600 or visit the Audio-Reader website at reader.ku.edu.

The Audio-Reader Network, a public service of the University of Kansas, is a free reading and information service for anyone who cannot read conventional print because of blindness or any other visual, physical or learning disability. 



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