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Audio-Reader hosting donation drive Aug. 14 in Topeka

Thu, 08/07/2014

LAWRENCE — The Kansas Audio-Reader Network will host a donation drive for its annual benefit sale from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Dillons at Fairlawn Plaza in Topeka.

Contributors can bring their donations of gently used audio equipment, vinyl records, CDs, books on 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.

Donors will be presented with a tax-receipt by Audio-Reader representatives.

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

For more information about donating items to For Your Ears Only, call Meredith Johanning, For Your EARS Only event coordinator, at 785 864-4634 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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