More than 60 years ago, VNSA began as the Visiting Nurse Service Auxiliary. The first VNSA Used Book Sale, held in 1957 as a fundraiser for the nonprofit Visiting Nurse Service, raised about $900. In the mid-1980’s the Visiting Nurse Service was purchased by a large hospital corporation. The members of VNSA wanted to continue to support human services in the Phoenix area. With name and brand recognition already well-known, we kept the “VNSA” initials and became Volunteer Nonprofit Service Association. The VNSA Used Book Sale continues, and all sale proceeds benefit local non-profit service agencies.
VNSA is proud to make used books available to the general public at very reasonable prices while raising significant amounts of money for charities in Maricopa County. Last year’s sale offered approximately 500,000 books, DVDs, CDs, videotapes, jigsaw puzzles, games, maps, and other book-related items. More than 15,000 shoppers enjoyed the sale, and helped us raise more than $340,000, the net proceeds of which are donated to local charities.
All proceeds from the annual VNSA Used Book Sale benefit Valley human service agencies. Since the first sale in 1957, VNSA has returned more than $8,000,000 to local nonprofit organizations in our community. Two organizations, Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation and Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County, have been VNSA beneficiaries since 1987. The growth of the VNSA Used Book Sale, and our increasing ability to support public service agencies, has been made possible by the good will and generosity of our many volunteer members, donors, supporters and loyal shoppers.
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Saturday, Feb 10th| 8am-6pm
Sunday, Feb 11th| 8am-4pm
Free to the public | $8 On-site parking