Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Books on Wheels - At It Again

From owner of Books on Wheels - Shelley Briggs -

Hello Friends!

Ward and I are happy to announce that Books on Wheels is opening a Thrift
Store in the Northside area of Richmond. The store is located at

302 W.
Brookland Park Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23222
We will function as other thrift stores do in selling you
gently used merchandise donated to us from the community, but with a few Books
on Wheels specialties to look forward to! This volunteer run, non-profit thrift
store will provide:

Free books! All the time, always free!

Functioning bicycles for sale. Never buy another thrift store bicycle that
you can’t ride away on!

We will not be providing free bicycle repair in store, but we will be
holding classes TBA that teach bicycle repair and as always, Books on Wheels
will hold events in the neighborhoods with our buses so we can fix bikes during
those occasions!

What we need now is support from the community to get us starting. Currently,
we are asking for donations of any kind to the store before opening our
doors. Also, we always need and greatly appreciated monetary donations so we
purchase the following items that we need:

Supplies to build book shelves

Clothes Racks and clothes hangers to organize clothing donations
A Cash Register


Donate to Books on Wheels Here!!

Thanks for your support! We are going to open our doors as soon and will be back
with more information!!

Just a reminder, here is information about Books on Wheels:

Books on Wheels is a Richmond, Virginia based 501 (c) 3 non-profit organizations
that provides free books and free bicycle repair. As a mobile operation, Books
on Wheels is able to travel to many different communities in Richmond and
around the country to provide our services. We work with various other
organizations in order to provide to their clients as well as people in their
communities. Our services are available to anyone and everyone, yet we do
have a concentration in working with at-risk youth in low-income neighborhoods.
Currently, we are working on occupying a space within Richmond so we can expand
our operation to provide free books and offer bicycle repair classes at a
particular location. Our new project will allow for more volunteer
participation, as well as ability to reach more people within the community.

Our Mission:

Books on Wheels is dedicated to promoting literacy and maintaining healthy,
active lifestyles, while providing much need resources to our communities that
lack access to free books and bicycle education. Through literature and bicycle
education Books on Wheels works to provide empowering tools that they can use
within their communities.. In concentrating in working with youth, Books on
Wheels strives to encourage young people to read and to learn skills that they
can use for the rest of their lives.

Donate Online through Network for Good!

Shelley Briggs, MSW

Co-founder, Books on Wheels



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