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#WeSeeYouKSHB: Donors give to Rainy Day Books

Posted at 7:17 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 18:05:59-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Donors have hopefully added more chapters to the 45-year history of Rainy Day Books in Fairway, Kansas.

A group of supporters raised more than $28,000 for the bookstore.

Though they aren’t open and can’t hold events, the owner says they’re still taking orders online and over the phone.

"The support that this community has given us is so phenomenal,” owner Vivian Jennings said. “We have gotten emails and emails and emails from people who have said, ‘You're a jewel in the community; You've contributed so much to the community; We want to help you.”’

Jennings says the stay-at-home orders means she’s running on a staff of six people compared to about 12 during normal staffing.

We've created a Facebook group, We're Open Kansas City, where members of the community can post businesses serving their community.