The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project Seeks Donations for Yard Sale

The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project is asking members of the community to donate items for its first annual yard sale scheduled for Saturday, April 20 from 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the yard sale will be held the following Saturday. Small items can be dropped off at the Independence County Library, 368 E. Main St., Batesville, AR. Donors should call the library in advance at 870-793-8814 to arrange for a staff member to meet them at the loading door in the back of the library. Those donating larger items should call the Literacy Project at 870-793-5912 to discuss drop off or pick up.

Last year, the Literacy Project’s volunteer tutors and AmeriCorps members provided free reading and English tutoring for over 100 adult students. Funds earned from this event will help purchase new books and other educational materials.

Donation requests include furniture, appliances, dishes, linens, knick-knacks, yard items, tools, clothing or anything that could earn money for the cause. “We appreciate the support the community continues to show for our students,” said Nicole Stroud, Literacy Project director. “I think we’ll have something for everyone by the time the sale opens.” Literacy Project staff will pick up donated items left over from other yard sales or garage sales, if scheduled in advance. The Literacy Project is also encouraging businesses to make donations for the event.

The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project, based in Batesville, AR is a United Way member agency. The Literacy Project relies on trained volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring for students in Independence, Sharp and Fulton Counties who want to improve their reading or English skills. To learn how to volunteer or for more information about the Literacy Project, please visit or call 870-793-5912.