Family Owned and Operated – Dedicated Do-Gooders.

Are you tired of the same old shopping experience? Look no further! We’re here to offer you exclusive deals, just like the ones we provide to our beloved local schools.

About Us

Based just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, we are the quintessential example of a small business owners, proud Fundraising Partners, and Dedicated Do-Gooders with Collective Goods. (Formerly known as the artist Books Are Fun.)

We’ve been recognized for our commitment to our core values, marketing expertise, and exceptional customer service.

In fact, we were named Southeast Regional Representative of the Year in 2012-2013 and Triple Crown Award Winner in 2015-2016. In 2017, our business was even profiled as a shining example of what it means to be a Collective Goods Partner. And in 2017-2018, we expanded our territory, doubling in size and becoming one of the largest operations in the company.

We’re passionate about what we do, the products we carry, and the incredible savings we offer (anywhere from 30% to 70% off retail prices). And now, thanks to this website, we can bring those same deals straight to you!

But let’s be honest, running a business that services over 600 schools and small businesses every six weeks across 28 counties is no easy feat. It takes hard work, dedication, and even some help from our own family members. That’s why we’ve earned the nickname “Collective Goofs” – because we’re not afraid to have some fun along the way.

So let us introduce ourselves – we’re the Dedicated Do-Gooders, the “Collective Goofs” who are passionate about bringing you the best deals around.

Introducing the “Dedicated Do-Gooders” one by one – The “Collective Goofs” are…

Douglas Bauknight

Douglas Bauknight
District Manager

Doug’s work with Collective Goods spans 15 years. Doug took over the territory back in 2011 and has grown sales year after year. He enjoys being out in the field and making sure that every customer service detail is taken care of.

Ronda Bauknight - Finance Manager

Ronda Bauknight
Finance Manager

Ronda helps keep the finances in order. With over 600 schools and businesses to oversee 6 times a year, that’s no small task. She’s got a head for numbers and it’s a daily activity we’re only too happy to let her manage.

Jacob Allen

Jacob Allen
Sales Representative

Jacob brings the joy to our customers. He loads up our van and heads out each day to set up our displays in our schools which needless to say, makes our customers very happy. Proven to be an invaluable team member and always spot on. 

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Desiree Vazquez-Fudali
Sales Representative

Joining us in the fall of 2015, Desiree’s attention to detail and organizational skills makes her a perfect fit for our team. Known to  bring “little helpers” with her to “increase sales”.. (Major “cuteness factor”) Her daughters,don’t get paid – but they work for the great product we have.

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Melissa Hazen
Sales Representative

Melissa is instrumental in helping us grow in the Spring of 2015. Joining us to help fill in the gaps when and were shes needed and a dedicated Sales Representatives. Melissa knows how to get the job done! She has an impeccable work ethic, well-organized and is extremely personable.

Brian Bauknight - Warehouse - Fulfillment

Brian Bauknight
Inventory Manager

Inventory is a vital component to what we do. With 600 schools to visit each cycle (seven times a school year) we need to manage our counts! Brian makes sure the numbers match. He also pulls orders for us from orders placed on this site, and for our next trek out to our schools.

Bryson Burchell - Warehouse - Fulfillment

Bryson Burchell
Warehouse - Fulfillment

Bryson and Brian are buds and this is Bryson’s first job. With 600 schools to visit each cycle (seven times a school year) we need the help! Bryson loads up our displays every day and pulls orders for us for our next trek out.