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Marc and Deb Yarbrough's Fundraiser:

50-for-50 in 2013

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BENEFITING: Bernie's Book Bank

ORGANIZER: Bernie's Book Bank

Marc and Deb Yarbrough

THE STORY:

Deb and Marc have joined 'Team Bernie', a fitness group (runners, walkers, bikers, etc) that brings together members of the fitness community who support Bernies Book Bank. Bernies is very near and dear to my heart, so it's an honor to be associated with them. Bernies mission is simple - they take childrens books from homes and publishers who no longer need/use the books, and distribute them to at risk children throughout the Chicago area. The statistics they share are staggering about the access at risk children have to age appropriate books. With our help, we can change those statistics.

Please join us in supporting this worthy organization! Every little bit helps; every $1.50 you donate allows them to to collect, process and deliver a bag of 6 books to a child who anxiously awaits your gift. We plan to log more than 1,500 miles this year (mostly running, but some biking or other fitness activities), and have set a goal of collecting $1,500 in donations ($1 per mile). This would help provide a bag of books to 1,000 children! With your help, we will meet (and exceed) this goal and help connect 'children needing books with books needing children'.

Our family regularlry volunteers at the warehouse, and collects/donates books to the book bank! If you would ever like to join us in volunteering, please let us know and we can schedule a time to introduce you to the warehouse - a life changing event for each person who walks in the door. For more information on Bernies book bank, to volunteer, join Team Bernie, or donate books, feel free to reach out to me or check out their web site: www.berniesbookbank.org/ Or, see below for a brief note from Bernies Book Bank:

From Bernie's Book Bank -

Bernie's Book Bank Connects Children Needing Books With Books Needing Children!

Reading is the single most important skill a child needs to learn. Yet studies show that 61% of low-income families don’t have any books at all in their homes for their children.*   Bernie’s Book Bank aims to change that statistic by pouring quality children’s books into “at-risk” homes, ensuring that children have access to books from birth, and arrive to school “reading ready.”  

With a sense of urgency and professionalism, we’ve taken the guesswork out of what to do with outgrown children’s books.  

Team Bernie is a community of people driven to help Bernie's Book Bank.  We've set a goal of collectively logging 50,000 miles, in whatever way we choose to move, and to raise $50,000 while we do it.  

Thank you for helping us reach our goals, and thank you for helping us Connect Children Needing Books with Books Needing Children!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,038

MONEY RAISED
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  • Neil, Beth, Ben, and Grete

     

  • Sarah and Jonathan

     

  • John & Mary Yarbrough

     

  • Frances Cohn Oppenheimer

     

  • Kilo

     

  • David Gutwirth

     

  • Keith & Connie Schweer

     

  • Pete

     

  • Tom, Beth, & Maddy

     

  • Carolyn

     

  • Jayme Campbell

     

  • N 4 Square Chung

     

  • Anonymous

     

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69% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $5,024 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Amy Kappele

Amount Raised

$3,166

 

106% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marc and Deb Yarbrough

Amount Raised

$1,038

 

69% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

sarah porretta

Amount Raised

$300

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Youngberg

Amount Raised

$175

 

35% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gianna Tijerina

Amount Raised

$160

 

11% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brian Floriani

Amount Raised

$50

 

1% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Corey Kanute

Amount Raised

$50

 

3% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bernie's Book Bank

Amount Raised

$45

 

0% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

N 4 Square Chung

N 4 Square Chung

1 marathon only? umm should be 5 marathons. I'll donate more if you run KY marathon in 3:45 so don't let the kids down. 4 years ago

Jayme Campbell

Jayme Campbell

4 years ago

Carolyn

Carolyn

4 years ago

Tom, Beth, & Maddy

Tom, Beth, & Maddy

4 years ago

Pete

Pete

4 years ago

Keith & Connie Schweer

Keith & Connie Schweer

4 years ago

David Gutwirth

David Gutwirth

Good luck with the fundraising for a worthy cause. 4 years ago

Kilo

Kilo

Have a great race. Hope the wind will be mild. 4 years ago

Frances Cohn Oppenheimer

Frances Cohn Oppenheimer

Good luck, don't break a leg! 4 years ago