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Your tax deductible donations help to:

  • supportĀ 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 by allowing us to operate an all-volunteer organization
  • assure that works of scholarly importance and/or unusual publication history or content find appropriate homes offering ready access to these works
  • allow us to support prison ministries
  • ship donations to missions
  • feed volunteers who tireless work long hours during the book sales
  • meet operational needs and expenses

Community Donors and Sponsors

A special thanks to our community donor and sponsors who help make it possible for the Books to Benefit all-volunteer organization to passionately support literacy efforts. We also depend on the generosity of our community to provide gently used books for our sales.

Cash donors

  • Anonymous Donor
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Sandy Alderman
  • Chris and Marlis Burk
  • Judith Burk
  • Dale and Sally Fitzgibbons
  • Kathie McCain
  • Ginger Schmeling
  • Jenny Schwarz
  • State Farm Insurance Company

We accept secure online cash donations!

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.

Food donations

In-kind donations

  • BOPI, tri-fold brochures
  • Dale and Sally Fitzgibbons, shelving
  • Illinois Wesleyan University, Ames Library, shelving
  • Jeanette Kavanaugh, sink
  • Dr. Mary Ryder, shelving
  • Mary Lou Winterland, shelving

In-kind services