Book Buddies of East Texas is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2016 to serve East Texas’ children by providing them with their own books.

ABOUT BOOK BUDDIES

Book Buddies relies on many different partners who make it possible to achieve our mission.  With the help of Better World Books, as well as individual book donations, we collect new and gently loved books year round. As a community we work together to deliver books into the hands of East Texas children.

SCHOOLS WE SERVE

Book Buddies has distributed over 65,000 children’s books, to students in Alto, Apple Springs, Chester, Central, Centerville, Dayton, Diboll, Hudson, Huntington, Kennard, Lufkin, Trinity, Wells and Zavalla Independent School Districts. In addition, Book Buddies donates to The Boys and Girls Club of East Texas Headstart, Buckner Center, Hope Center and many Day Care facilities throughout Angelina county.

HOW IT WORKS

Book Buddies collects books year round.  Volunteers are needed to count, sort, box and inventory the books for distribution to the individual schools. All we ask is that each school provide volunteers, boxes and transportation of the books from the warehouse to the school. In May, the students, grades Pre-K through 5th grade, are invited to attend a book selection fair. Each child may choose up to 6 books that interest them to take home and keep!

VOLUNTEER

Without our volunteers, we would be unable to accomplish our mission of collecting and donating children's books to students in need. We welcome volunteer groups of any size, age or ability to spend their community service hours counting, sorting, boxing and inventorying the books. Students, youth organizations, sports teams, college clubs and teams, civic and social groups are all welcome. Thank you in advance for donating your time and playing such an important role in helping transform the lives of East Texas children through the power of book ownership!

sign up to volunteer

INFORMATION FOR VOLUNTEER SHIFTS

The PERCO Warehouse

1514 W Frank, Lufkin, Texas 75904

(713) 829-7214

Take the driveway to the first building, there is a sign for the Oak Creek Center to the left. We are to the right of the Oak Creek Center in the corner by the stairs. If you have trouble locating us please call (713) 829-7214.

Dress comfortably, flat closed-toe shoes, jeans, tee shirt.

The warehouse is not climate controlled. Consider the temperature and dress in layers.

There will be water available, but no food or drinks in the warehouse area.

GIVE BOOKS

Book Buddies accepts new and gently loved, age appropriate books, from toddler age to 5th grade. Books can be dropped off at the PERCO Warehouse, 1514 W Frank, M-F, between 7-4.

This year we are in need of 3rd-5th grade chapter books.

MAKE A DONATION

Book Buddies is a 100% volunteer run organization. While we do strive to keep the overall operational costs to a minimum, we have ongoing expenses. We depend on donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to fund these expenses. Please join us in our mission by making a financial donation.

To make a donation by check, please make the check out to Book Buddies of East Texas.

Mail to:

Book Buddies of East Texas
2722 South Medford
Lufkin Texas 75901

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Book Buddies of East Texas is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2016 to serve East Texas’ children by providing them with their own books.

ABOUT BOOK BUDDIES

Book Buddies relies on many different partners who make it possible to achieve our mission.  With the help of Better World Books, as well as individual book donations, we collect new and gently loved books year round. As a community we work together to deliver books into the hands of East Texas kids.

SCHOOLS WE SERVE

Book Buddies has distributed over 65,000 children’s books, to students in Alto, Apple Springs, Chester, Central, Centerville, Dayton, Diboll, Hudson, Huntington, Kennard, Lufkin, Trinity, Wells and Zavalla Independent School Districts. In addition, Book Buddies donates to The Boys and Girls Club of East Texas Headstart, Buckner Center, Hope Center and many Day Care facilities throughout Angelina county.

HOW IT WORKS

Book Buddies collects books year round.  Volunteers are needed to count, sort, box and inventory the books for distribution to the individual schools. All we ask is that each school provide volunteers, boxes and transportation of the books from the warehouse to the school. In May, the students, grades Pre-K through 5th grade, are invited to attend a book selection fair. Each child may choose up to 6 books that interest them to take home and keep!

VOLUNTEER

Without our volunteers, we would be unable to accomplish our mission of collecting and donating children's books to students in need. We welcome volunteer groups of any size, age or ability to spend their community service hours counting, sorting, boxing and inventorying the books. Students, youth organizations, sports teams, college clubs and teams, civic and social groups are all welcome. Thank you in advance for donating your time and playing such an important role in helping transform the lives of East Texas children through the power of book ownership!

sign up to volunteer

INFORMATION FOR VOLUNTEER SHIFTS

The PERCO Warehouse

1514 W Frank, Lufkin, Texas 75904

(713) 829-7214

Take the driveway to the first building, there is a sign for the Oak Creek Center to the left. We are to the right of the Oak Creek Center in the corner by the stairs. If you have trouble locating us please call (713) 829-7214.

Dress comfortably, flat closed-toe shoes, jeans, tee shirt.

The warehouse is not climate controlled. Consider the temperature and dress in layers.

There will be water available, but no food or drinks in the warehouse area.

GIVE BOOKS

Book Buddies accepts new and gently loved, age appropriate books, from toddler age to 5th grade. Books can be dropped off at the PERCO Warehouse, 1514 W Frank, M-F, between 7-4.

This year we are in need of 3rd-5th grade chapter books.

MAKE A DONATION

Book Buddies is a 100% volunteer run organization. While we do strive to keep the overall operational costs to a minimum, we have ongoing expenses. We depend on donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to fund these expenses. Please join us in our mission by making a financial donation.