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Bernie's Book Bank

Bernie's Book Bank
CROWDRISE : Jul 12, 2012
Tax ID: 27-0914453
BASED: Lake Forest, IL, United States


Bernie's Book Bank

Our Mission

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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.”
Bernie’s Book Bank is the logistical bridge between where books are today, and are no longer being used, to where they are not, but are desperately needed. We do three things exceptionally well: we collect hundreds of thousands of new and gently used books; we process them into collections of six age-appropriate and leveled books; and we deliver them directly into the hands of low-income children who have none of their own.
With a sense of urgency and professionalism, we’ve taken the guesswork out of what to do with outgrown children’s books.
Thank you for helping us Connect Children Needing Books with Books Needing Children!

Tax ID: 27-0914453 •


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