Bernie’s Book Bank Fundraising Events

Join us for one of our annual benefits!

Bernie’s Book Bank hosts a variety of annual benefits to support its mission to increase book ownership among under-served children from birth through sixth grade. You’re invited! Join fellow community members to learn more about the mission of Bernie’s Book Bank and support the 275,000 Chicagoland children served by Bernie’s Book Bank, annually.


Saturday, May 22nd – Storybook Festival

Monday, August 30th – Birdies & Books Charity Golf Classic 

Thursday, September 23rd – Walk As One Chicago

Saturday, December 11th – Patrick Mannelly Award Ceremony

Looking for additional ways to get involved in our mission?

  • SPONSOR AN EVENT: Each fundraising event features a variety of sponsorship levels with unique recognition opportunities for you to choose from. This is a great opportunity for your company to invest in the children of Chicagoland and increase book ownership. Interested? Contact Nikki, Director of Development, at [email protected]
  • DONATE BOOKS: You can donate gently used children’s books at an upcoming Book Drop Day, Book Drive Event or at one of our 100+ Book Drop Locations.
  • INVEST IN CHILDREN: Make a donation to directly provide free quality books for local under-served children. Every $12 investment provides 12 books for a child.