MILWAUKEE — Book lovers have a great way to add to their collection thanks to the Great Hunger Book Sale at All Saints' Cathedral in Milwaukee.
“This is pure outreach. I think that's why we get so many volunteers," said chairperson Suzanne Cornell.
In more than 38 years, it has raised more than a half million dollars for various causes to combat hunger.
"Over the years, we average a little over $20,000 in proceeds a year," Cornell said. "Last year, we were able to donate $19,500."
During the sale All Saints is transformed into a book depository.
Many love spending time browsing the collection. First-time customer Asher Kaufman found plenty of page turners.
“I thought it was a great way to support the church that has supported me so much,” said Kaufman.
“I got a Jane Austen book, a couple of canoeing books for my uncle, and a couple of other sweet finds my brother found," he added.
The impressive catalog includes fiction, non-fiction, religion, philosophy, poetry, music, art and even DVDs.
“I thought it was a great way to support the church that has supported me so much.” — first-time customer Asher Kaufman
For volunteers such as Cornell, who has overseen the sale for 30 years, it’s another chapter of fulfillment.
"It’s gratifying to know that all their work has paid off and some hungry people are going to be eating.”
The Great Hunger Book Sale at All Saints' Cathedral runs through Tuesday. For more information, visit our website.