Every May we empty our inventory – and our bank account.  We’re re-building our funds in preparation for purchasing thousands of books at deep discounts, thanks to the generous support of the individuals, organizations and companies listed below. (If your name is missing, get in touch... we couldn‘t reach some donors to obtain permission.)

“The Game-Changers”

These companies and organizations made unique contributions during times of critical need that greatly expanded Books for Keeps’ reach. Words hardly suffice, but here’s one that comes to mind: GRATITUDE.

 A rainstorm and a collapsed roof. Not an ideal situation for 10,000 books.  Fire and Flavor came to the rescue, offering us not only warehouse space, but the use of their industrial shelving, pallets and forklift.  Instead of carrying boxes of books across a parking lot, up a step, and through 3 sets of doors, we now load them straight onto pallets from a loading dock. Fire and Flavor, what a blessing you are to Books for Keeps!

First Book is making thousands of books available to Books for Keeps at rock bottom prices. We’ve purchased thousands of picture books for $.45 each, and the 2,000 NatGeo Kids books we got for $1 each were student favorites during our 2012 elementary school program. Our latest fave: 1,700 brand new Disney books for $1,000. That’s under $.60 per book!

BookMooch and its members helped Books for Keeps get its start by donating points to their book swapping site, and they’re still donating today. Three years later,  BookMooch members are still some of our biggest supporters.

2013 Program Sponsors ($500-$5,000 in support)

These generous donors contributed significant funding for our 2013 Stop Summer Slide! program. As a result, we’ll reach more students, and provide more high-demand books than ever before.  Reluctant readers beware: you won’t be able to resist the books these sponsors and partners made possible for 2013.

Allergy Partners & Dr. Dean Firschein, Athens GA
Allstate – Merryn Walker Agency, Athens GA
Anonymous – Athens GA
Anonymous – Arcade GA
Robert Campeau Family Foundation, Ontario Canada
Bertis & Katherine Downs, Athens GA
Junior League of Athens
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Athens GA
Kim Klonowski, Athens GA
Michael & Lee Motsinger, Athens GA
Lucy Rowland, Athens GA
Bayne & Melaney Smith, Athens GA
Target, Athens GA
Merryn Walker, Athens GA
Chris & Vicky Wilkins, Athens GA


2013 Foundation Supporters

No, Books for Keeps doesn’t have an official foundation”. What we have is a rock solid group of supporters, all saying “I am somebody, I can do something”. Many are familiar faces who volunteer and donate books, as well as donating funds.  From $1 to $499, it all adds up – and Athens children reap the benefits.

Jennie Agerton, Atlanta GA
Dawn Aldridge, Macon GA
David & Taylor Alexander, Atlanta GA
David & Melanie Bradford, Athens GA
Tom & Laura Brewer, Middleburg FL
Eileen Budd, New York NY
Robin Clune, Dept. of State, Kosovo
Ted & Brenda Cook, Peachtree City GA
Susan Cooper, Macon GA
Drew & Naomi Craver, Athens GA
Julie Evans, Athens GA
Emilie Fillon, Atlanta GA
Jack & Sarah Frierson, Athens GA
Sherry Goggin, Athens GA
Goodman Law Firm, Savannah GA
Warren & Whitney Goodstone, Athens GA
Jennifer Graff, Athens GA
Denny & DeeDee Griffin, Green Cove Springs FL
Kent & Coleen Griffin, San Diego CA
Scott & Nerissa Griffin, Greenville SC
Gwinnett Lumber Remanufacturing, Buford GA
Kay Hardtmann, Greenville SC
Stephenie Harp, Peetie Pie 
Lori Heinsman, Decatur GA
Bill & Susie Hill, Athens GA
Joe & Abbie Hill, Athens GA
Lauren Holcomb, Winterville GA
Ashley Jaekel, Atlanta GA
Jim & Linda Kemp, Tullahoma TN
Kevin & Ashley Keogh, Richmond VA
Ladies Auxilliary to the VFW, Athens GA
Paige Lambert, Atlanta GA
Little Prodigies Child Development Center
Luncheon Optimist Club of Athens
Matthew & Mary Lovelace, Omaha NE
Catherine May, Athens GA
Mitch & Marty Mitchell, Athens GA
Leigh Niolon, Athens GA
Trey & Phyllis Niolon, Athens GA
Niolon Lumber Sales, Alpharetta GA
Carrie Quast, New Ulm MN
Mac & Brenda Rawson, Athens GA
Polly Sattler, Atlanta GA
Leigh Strong, Atlanta GA
Shannon Stewart, Waycross GA
Rama Vakamudi, Atlanta GA
Linh Vandermar, San Diego CA
Angela Welch, Athens GA .