Statesman employees raise money for Season for Caring from book sale

The Statesman gets a lot of stuff sent to us — a lot of stuff — especially books from publishing companies. What do we do with it all?

First, we sell it to our employees to raise money for charity.

Then we donate the remaining items to Recycled Reads Bookstore.

On Friday, we raised $1,034 for Statesman Season for Caring, just by selling the stuff we aren’t using for $1 to $3.

What can your company do? Can you gather gifts for a Season for Caring family? Can you hold an auction of things you no longer need? Can you donate a good or service that you make or sell?

• To learn more about donating an item or a service, call 512-445-3590 or email

• To make a monetary donation to Season for Caring, go online to

• Find more stories, videos and photos of all the families at



Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at She tweets at @raisingaustin.