UNION — An overflow of book donations for a United Way project in Union County worked to the benefit of the Union County Carnegie Library.
Missy Kirby Wilkes — Union County’s Community Relationship Manager for United Way of the Piedmont — led a project last month in which various items were donated to fill “Bags of Love,” for home-bound seniors. The bags were then distributed to the local seniors for Valentine’s Day.
Wilkes said the project received donations of a large number of books, more than enough to go into the bags.
“We had tons of books left over after filling all the bags, and I immediately knew who could use them,” Wilkes said.
Wilkes took the leftover books to Union County Carnegie Library.
“I am so glad to know that our Bags of Love project was able to help local seniors as we originally planned, but also benefit our local library as a pleasant surprise.”
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