A Book Drop Box for Literacy

$35 of $2,600 goal

Raised by 2 people in 10 months
Created August 27, 2018
Books to Benefit
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Books to Benefit was able to upgrade our current drop box with a refurbished one to protect our donated books! We are hoping to raise enough money to purchase a second box for one of our other locations and need your help!

We are Books to Benefit , an all-volunteer organization passionately working to support literacy. We collect gently used books from our community drop boxes, after which our volunteers sort the books by genre for eventual sale at one of our two semiannual book sales. The only income we receive is from book sales and individual donations. We are in desperate need of a new box, which is very expensive. A new box costs over $5000. We have been shopping around and found a refurbished box for $2600, half the cost of a new one. But, we need your help before the refurbished box is gone!

How Books to Benefit makes a difference:
The proceeds of its semiannual book sales…

·    benefit STAR Adult Literacy and YouthBuild McLean County's literacy programs,

·    provide financial support for the Books to Benefit Community Service Scholarship Award at Heartland Community College,

·    encourage volunteerism through community service,

·     and assure that works of scholarly importance and/or unusual publication history or content find appropriate homes offering ready access to these works.

Choose your donation level to help us write our story! 
$   5 – Word
Know that your contribution helps our story begin.

$  10 – Sentence
Make a statement to support literacy in our community.

$  15 – Paragraph
Share our story.

$  25 – Page
Show your support for our mission.

$  50 – Chapter

Tell us why literacy is important to you.

$  75 – Short Story
Share your favorite story.

$  100 –
Commit to literacy for someone you love.

$  200 – Book
Ensure there are books to read in the community.

$  500 – The Great American Novel
Give others the gift of literacy.

$1000 – A Series
Make literacy an ongoing priority.

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$35 of $2,600 goal

Raised by 2 people in 10 months
Created August 27, 2018
Books to Benefit
Funds raised will benefit:
Books to Benefit
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Normal, IL
EIN: 460596865
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