Please hold off donating items between October 21-November 16 so that we have time focus on the sale and to clean up after the sale.
Our volunteers are busy getting the storefront ready for the November sale. Beginning November 17, Books to Benefit will reopen on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to accept in-person donations. We will be closed for Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 21 and Saturday, November 24. We will reopen for in-person donations on Wednesday, November 28. Check for specific hours on our online calendar. Our local area drop boxes are available year-round to accept donations.
Ways to donate:
- Drop off your gently-used books to supply the items for our semiannual book sales.
- Donate money to Books to Benefit via cash, check or PayPal. Any amount is appreciated.
- Designate Books to Benefit as your charitable organization through the AmazonSmile program. Simply login to Amazon and search for Books to Benefit in Normal, Illinois. Select us as your charitable organization. After designating Books to Benefit as your charitable organization, each time you purchase from Amazon, login to Smile.Amazon.com to complete your purchases. .5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases will automatically be donated to Books to Benefit.
Where can I donate books?
Books to Benefit is accepting in-person donations on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. You may use drop boxes to donate items anytime throughout the year.
What items do you accept?
Books to Benefit accepts most used books in good condition. Donated items become the exclusive property of Books to Benefit. Any books donated should be intact — have both a front and back cover, no pages missing, and no pages falling out due to a broken binding or spine. Books should not be water damaged or in obviously poor condition.
Books to Benefit will continue to accept DVDs, Blu-ray and CDs (please, no home-made discs of any kind).
Books to Benefit is unable to accept items that it is no longer able to sell, donate or recycle, specifically encyclopedias, magazines (including National Geographic magazines and Reader’s Digest Condensed books), games, calendars, stationary, records (LPs, 45s and 78s), cassette tapes or VHS cassettes.
Alternate donation sites include Goodwill and Home Sweet Home Mission, veterans groups and senior centers. Please contact them directly to learn what items they will accept.
Cash and in-kind donations allow us to keep operating expenses to a minimum. We would like to thank our donors for their generosity.
Your cash donations are also tax deductible. You may donate to Books to Benefit through our secure PayPal donation link. Please let us know if you company matches donations. For example, State Farm does list Books to Benefit as a nonprofit eligible for matching donations. We will happily provide any information you need to match the donation. Please contact us at (309) 531-8320 to learn more.