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Beginning next week, SFSU Bookstore shoppers will have two opportunities to contribute to New York City relief efforts.

The Bookstore will earmark 10 percent of total sales Oct. 11-18 to the Twin Towers Fund and the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Also next week, the Bookstore will begin selling T-shirts bearing the "Love is stronger than hate" message that San Francisco State adopted as its motto in the days following the tragedy. One hundred percent of T-shirt profits will be contributed.

The T-shirts feature "Love is stronger than hate" in a U.S. flag-style design, with the University's name appearing below the message.

The words were borrowed from an address given by the Right Reverend Jane Holmes Dixon at the Washington National Cathedral memorial service. The message is emblazoned on two large banners on campus and shortly will be on banners hanging from light poles throughout the campus and on nearby streets.

Bookstore general manager Robert Strong and his colleagues said they hope to raise $20,000.

The Twin Towers Fund, set up by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, assists families of firefighters, police officers and other emergency workers who were injured or killed in the Sept. 11 attacks. The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund has been providing food, shelter and other valuable services since the disaster occurred.

The SFSU Bookstore is nonprofit auxiliary organization of the California State University. It is located in the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

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