Donations Continue to Increase with Community Support
Thanks to generous community support, Books to Benefit recently presented STAR Adult Literacy with a $5,000 donation check and YouthBuild McLean County with a $2,500 check from the proceeds of the May 2017 used book sale.
“Our loyal patrons have allowed us to increase our donations to STAR and YouthBuild—a 25% increase over donations from the November 2016 sale. Books to Benefit helps to send the message that literacy continues to be a high priority, particularly in tough economic times when funding sources start to disappear,” commented Jackie Langhoff, president of Books to Benefit.
“Donations are critical in a time when nonprofits compete for funding,” shared Tracey Polson, director of YouthBuild McLean County.
“Receiving additional money is almost unheard of today,” added Sheila Diaz, program coordinator STAR Adult Literacy. “We are so thankful that our community recognizes the need to support literacy. Books to Benefit made it possible for STAR keep going and growing when funding was delayed.”
Staffed completely by volunteers, Books to Benefit keeps operating costs at a minimum and is currently asking for gently used book donations in support of the November sale. To learn more about this event and how Books to Benefit supports literacy, visit www.books2benefit.com, fb.com/books2benefitbloomington or phone (309) 531-8320.