Math Club raises more than $500 for Su Casa


Gustavo Lopez

Peter Bouris, computer science major, was a Math Club member who explained to passer-by like Yajara Orozco, a child development major, what books were available for sale and that their goal is to help the Su Casa Foundation.

The Math Club had a book sale Tuesday, April 22 through Thursday, April 24 in front of the library sidewalk to raise money for the Su Casa foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to end domestic abuse.

The club’s official goal was $500, and according to its final tally, the three-day event raised a total of $563.50.

Su Casa provides different services for the community like a 30-day emergency shelter program, a 24-hour hotline for crisis interventions and a transitional shelter program to help families with their transition from abusive relationships to independent and abuse free living.

Peter Bouris, a computer science major and Math Club member, says that the book sale is hosted every year during the spring semester. “It’s pretty much one of our recurring events,” he said. “Last week we did the citizenship fair where we helped people fill out applications to become citizens.”

Boxes of donated textbooks, fiction, and nonfiction books were put on two tables where students who passed by could browse through the collection.

The sale was donation based, so people that wanted to get books could decide how much they were willing to give to the cause.

According to Bouris, the Math Club decided to give the proceeds after its adviser, Professor Angie Conley, contacted Su Casa through the Dean of Counseling Services, Renee Chomiak.

“Our goal is to accept as many books as possible and to get rid of as many books as possible,” Bouris said.

Marlon Castellanos, a business major, was present on Wednesday to help out. “The books come from teachers and other people that just stopped by and donated and us. I donated a lot of the textbooks I don’t use.

He hopes the three-day event raises $1000 for the cause.

The Math Club meets every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room BE-106. The books that were not sold during this book sale will be used in future for other book sales.

The Su Casa website can be found at

The number for the 24-hour hotline is: (562) 402-4888.

For more information about Su Casa email: [email protected]