About Books 4 Buddies

Books 4 Buddies (B4B) is a campaign that encourages literacy and provides leisure reading material, free of charge, to disadvantaged youth, especially boys, in Northwest Ohio. The brainchild of Toledo native, teenager Touré McCord II, B4B receives support in the form of new and "gently used" donations from participating bookstores, local businesses and the general public.

Schools, community centers and other locations near lower-income youth, who tend to lack access to books at home, serve as sites for our lively, interactive giveaway events where reading is always presented as BIG FUN! Local celebrities, leaders and athletes support our special programs -- so you never know who you might see! Volunteers are always needed and appreciated."

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Laneta Goings

Laneta Goings, President

Ms. Goings helped launch Books 4 Buddies, which collects new and gently used books to be given to disadvantaged youth in the area.

Board Members

Board Members, Books 4 Buddies

All Board Members include: Clyde Scoles, Laneta Goings, Karen Hopkinson, Tom Martin, Andre Page, John Fedderke, Robert Mendenhall, Maria Jadwisiak, Lucas County Sherif John Tharp, Baldemar Velasquez, Rosalinda Contreraz, and Richard Jackson.

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