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Alameda’s Books Inc. Collecting Shoes for Haiti

By Janet Levaux
Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 10:59 pm in Uncategorized.

Books Inc. on Park Street aims to help everyone on the Island with some spring cleaning.

Used shoes are being collected this month and will be donated to Haiti.

After the Caribbean Island’s devastating earthquake of January 12 that killed some 230,000 people, roughly 1 million Haitians are homeless and in need of supplies.

So, go through those closets and fill up an old bag or box with a few fairs of shoes. This is certainly one of the easiest ways we can help another island in need.

Thanks to Books Inc., at 1334 Park Street, for doing this. The shop is managed by Nick Petrulakis and hosts a story-time reading session at 11 a.m. every Saturday.

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  • Debby Galloway

    This is a great web site. I grew up in Alameda and graduated many years ago but really enjoy keeping up on the news. Do you have any idea what your shop was back in the 60′s? I love that the stores still kept their original front. Please let me know if you have some knowledge of this location.
    Sincerely,
    Debby Evans Galloway

  • Debby Galloway

    This is a great web site. I grew up in Alameda and graduated many years ago but really enjoy keeping up on the news. Do you have any idea what your shop was back in the 60′s? I love that the stores still kept their original front. Please let me know if you have some knowledge of this location.
    Sincerely,
    Debby Evans Galloway

  • Cristina

    I think Books, Inc’s idea is great. It is wonderful to see people caring about others in need and I feel lucky to live on an island where there are such wonderful people.

  • Cristina

    I meant “live”, not “leave”. Sorry.