During the month of February, several Legacy Bank employees volunteered to help with the preparations for the 31st Annual Friends of the Metropolitan Library Booksale. Legacy Bank employees Andrea Gandy, Stacey Cordell, Amber Riley, and Julie Noakes used their Connect Time* to help during two days of the setup for this annual booksale that takes place at the OKC Fairgrounds. Volunteers spent both days moving boxes of books, sorting, re-boxing, and getting everything set for the big sale on Sat. and Sun., Feb. 20-21 at the Fairgrounds.
This year there were a total of 850 volunteers that helped make the booksale a success. The booksale which took place on Sat. & Sun., Feb. 20-21 made $241,951.00. From 1981 through 2009, $3,869,285.82 has been raised by the Friends' through Booksale proceeds. During that same time, $2,585,255.00 has been given back to the Metropolitan Library System in grants.
*Connect Time is a program that exhibits Legacy Bank’s commitment to support our local communities. Legacy Bank allows each full-time employee 40 hours a year to be used for community service and volunteer projects. The purpose of Legacy Bank’s Connect Time is to provide a valuable resource - human time - to worthwhile projects in our communities while enhancing our employee morale and nurturing our culture of doing right and giving sacrificially.