Book to Benefit has postponed our semi-annual sale originally scheduled for June 11-14 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Decisions on how and when to reschedule will be made as information about lifting social distancing restrictions is released.
In the meantime, the safety of our volunteers and supporters is the top priority, so we are temporarily suspending in-person donations. Books to Benefit is eagerly accepting donations of gently used books, CDs, and DVDs at our dropboxes, located at 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700, the YWCA on Hershey, and the Wesley United Methodist Church on Front St. in Bloomington.
WHERE DID PROCEEDS FROM THE NOVEMBER SALE GO?
Books to Benefit, a local non-profit that holds semi-annual book sales to raise money for local literacy programs, announced gifts of $7,000 to STAR Adult Literacy and $2,000 to YouthBuild McLean County, in addition to funding two $500 scholarships for nontraditional students at Heartland Community College.
"Thanks to the generous support of our customers," Books to Benefit President Michelle Klatt said, "our November 2019 sale was very successful, allowing us once again to increase our gift to STAR."
Shelia Diaz of STAR added her thanks, stating, "The support of Books to Benefit and their customers is amazing; they help us to meet the wide variety of learning needs of our students. This gift gives us the means to provide material targeted to the specific educational needs and goals of our adult learners."
"Being able to offer two scholarships at Heartland Community College," Klatt said, "is pretty exciting. Textbooks are expensive, and our scholarships are awarded specifically to help a nontraditional student meet those costs. These scholarships are funded through our bake sale, so a special 'Thank you’ to all the bakers and hungry customers who made this possible!"
For more information, call 309-531-8320.
Books to Benefit typically offers two book sales a year — one in June and another in November. We have postponed our June sale and are awaiting information on how social distancing restrictions will be lifted before making further scheduling decisions.
Presently, in-person donations of gently used books, CDs, and DVDs are suspended, but donations via the dropboxes are welcome and appreciated.
Dropboxes are available at 360 Wylie Dr., the YWCA on Hershey, and the Wesley United Methodist Church on Front St. in Bloomington.
Your donation will help us accomplish our mission to support literacy in our community. Please give generously. Thank you.