Recycled music and sound gadgets are worth a fortune to Audio-Reader, a Kansas University-based reading service for the blind and visually impaired, as it prepares for its annual fall fundraiser "For Your Ears Only."
A donation drive for items to sell at the fundraiser is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28 at Hy-Vee, 4000 W. Sixth St. There also will be a drive at KU's Edwards Campus from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday in front of Jayhawk Central, 12600 Quivira Road, Overland Park.
The first 20 people who stop by with a donation will receive a free Audio-Reader coffee mug or a bowl made from a recycled record album.
Janet Campbell, director of Audio-Reader, said "For Your Ears Only" raises about $10,000 for the service each year, but success depends on receiving thousands of donated CDs, record albums, stereos, turntables and other new and gently used audio goods from the community.
Donations also will be accepted at Audio-Reader, 1120 W. 11th St.; Kief's AudioVideo, 2429 Iowa; Sears, 2727 Iowa; or KCUR 89.3 FM, 4825 Troost, Suite 202, Kansas City, Mo.
For more information, call (800) 772-8898 or visit reader.ku.edu.