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, 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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Board Members, Books 4 Buddies

Andre Page, Treasurer; Dennis Hopson, retired NBA player; Donald Dee Carr, retired Toledo Blade reporter; Laneta Goings, Founder/President; Peter Hildebrandt, Children’s Library Asst. Mgr – Teen Services; Christopher Smith, Lead MENtor; Dr. Amy Allen, PhD, TPS; Mel Honig, Rotary Club International; Ben Cathey, 13abc Meteorologist;

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