PA Treasurer McCord Highlights $139,000 in Unclaimed Property Owed to Libraries, Bookstores and Literacy Organizations During National Library Week


Urges all organizations and businesses to search and claim their cash

Harrisburg – April 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — This National Library Week, State Treasurer Rob McCord reminded libraries, book stores and literacy organizations that there is more than $139,000 in unclaimed property up for claim in Treasury’s free, searchable online database at

“National Library Week is a time to celebrate institutions and organizations that support and encourage reading and literacy in our communities,” Treasurer McCord said. “Every dollar counts in this important mission, so I urge libraries, book stores and literacy organizations to search to find out if they have any additional revenue waiting for them.”

Treasurer McCord asked his Return Team to identify unclaimed property that belongs to libraries like the Marysville-Rye Library in Marysville and the Shadek-Fackenthal Library on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, as well as organizations like the Mid-State Literacy Council in State College and book stores like the Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem.

The more than $139,000 Treasury holds for these types of organizations represents only a fraction of the $2.2 billion in unclaimed property Treasury currently seeks to reunite with businesses, organizations, and citizens. Treasurer McCord encouraged everyone to search Treasury’s free unclaimed property database at or call 1-800-222-2046, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to receive assistance from a member of Treasury’s Return Team.

Each year, Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property – things such as abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, and contents of safe deposit boxes. Since January 2009, the McCord Treasury has collected more than $1.1 billion in property, returned more than $543 million to rightful owners, and generated about $638 million for the state’s General Fund through the Unclaimed Property Program.

To learn more about Pennsylvania’s Unclaimed Property Program or to search for property, visit or call 1-800-222-2046.

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