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

In the 2018-2019 school year, Book Buddies 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

Dunagan Warehouse

1507 Webber Street, Lufkin, Texas  75904

(936) 637-6277

Enter through the office. After you sign-in, the receptionist will show you to the book sorting area.

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 Dunagan Warehouse, 1507 Webber Road, 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 please contact:

Lufkin Office

(936) 256-3100

2722 South Medford

Lufkin, Texas 75901-6122

Diana Anderson

danderson@bboet.org

Sallye Darmstadter

sdarmstadter@bboet.org

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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

In the 2016-2017 school year, Book Buddies will distribute over 15,000 books, in both English and Spanish, to more than 2,500 students in the Hudson and Central Independent School Districts. All Title 1 schools in East Texas are eligible for the program. Schools qualify based on the percentage of school children that participate in the free or reduced priced lunch program.

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

Dunagan Warehouse

1507 Webber Street, Lufkin, Texas  75904

(936) 637-6277

Enter through the office. After you sign-in, the receptionist will show you to the book sorting area.

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 Dunagan Warehouse, 1507 Webber Road, 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 please contact:

Lufkin Office

(936) 256-3100

2722 South Medford

Lufkin, Texas 75901-6122

Diana Anderson

danderson@bboet.org

Sallye Darmstadter

sdarmstadter@bboet.org