Frequently Asked Questions:
What percentage of my monetary gift will go toward the purchase of a new book?

100% of  your tax deductible monetary gift will go toward the purchase of a new book. Through the generosity of a benefactor of Books That Benefit, Inc., none of your tax deductible monetary gift will be spent on bills or expenses of any kind. Books That Benefit, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax exempt not-for-profit organization which relies solely on volunteers. No individuals connected with the organization receive compensation for their services.

What are the ages of the children that receive books?

If you choose to donate gently-used books, or make a tax deductible monetary donation to go toward the purchase of new books, the books will be distributed to a child in need, generally between that ages of three and ten.

What are some of the organizations that have received books from Books That Benefit, Inc.
  • CASA of the Pines, an organization that provides court-appointed special advocates for foster children;
  • Buckner Family Place and the Mary Jo Gorden Child Development Center, a state licensed child care center providing full-day and after-school care for an average of 90 children ages birth to twelve, each day;
  • Family Crisis Center of East Texas, an organization that provides aid to victims of abuse and their children;
  • Hope Center, a community center serving children in Lufkin, Texas;
  • Boys and Girls Club of Lufkin, Texas;
  • Boys and Girls Club of Diboll, Texas;
  • Angelina County and Cities Health District (Lufkin, Texas);
  • Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas - Austin, Texas; and
  • Various daycare centers, churches and school libraries throughout the state of Texas.
How many books has Books That Benefit, Inc. given away to date?

Books That Benefit, Inc. was incorporated in August of 2011 and received 501(c)3 tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service in May 2012. To date, 18,585 books have been provided to children throughout the State of Texas.