Old books could raise money to ease poverty on the mainland. The Old Book Recycling Campaign '97 aims to make money for World Vision Hong Kong. Funds from the campaign this summer - the charity's sixth annual drive - will go to Ruyuan Resettlement Project in Guangdong. It helps the Yao minority resettle and improve their living conditions, health, and education. Money will also go to Peng Yang Agro-forestry Project in Ningxia, which aims to reduce soil erosion and increase villagers' income. The campaign is backed by Jusco Stores, Hong Kong Housing Authority, the Environmental Campaign Committee and Metro Broadcast. Dr Chan Sze-tong, chief executive of World Vision Hong Kong, said: 'Through the Old Book Recycling Campaign, the public can support environmental protection by using their resources effectively. They can also help poverty-stricken people in China and bring hope to them.' Book collection takes place at the customer service counters of Jusco Stores at Kornhill, Lok Fu, Tsuen Wan and Tai Po, until August 7 and at Metro Broadcast, Whampoa Garden.