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Dear Bernie’s Book Bank Supporter,

First and foremost, THANK YOU! to all who have donated to the “Change Their Story” campaign. Your dollars are hard at work changing the story for under-served children across Chicagoland.

In the two weeks since we launched this campaign in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bernie’s Book Bank has distributed more than 100,000 FREE BOOKS to local under-served children.

And we’re just getting started.

The extended Stay-At-Home Order means that students now face an additional month at home. Many of these students don’t have access to educational resources or age-appropriate books in their homes. This disruption will inevitably widen the learning gap and leave students struggling to keep up with grade level expectations.

Books will ease this burden and the children we serve are counting on you.

Will you donate $12 to provide 12 books for an under-served child? If you have already made a donation, please consider investing another $12 to help get books into the hands of children who need them most. Additionally, you can help is to expand our reach. Please forward this email to your network and ask them to be a part of our movement to “Change Their Story!”

On behalf of the children we serve, thank you for your support!

Darrin Utynek
CEO, Bernie’s Book Bank

P.S. Read the note below from Manny, a student who receives books from Bernie’s Book Bank. Replace “To Whom It May Concern” with your name because your support is changing his story!