Why give to Bernie’s Book Bank?
We are efficient:
Bernie’s Book Bank efficiently sources, processes and distributes each book for less than $0.67.
We are driven:
We’re all guaranteed a pursuit of happiness in America, however, that pursuit is dependent on two things – who you know and what you know. And if you grow up in poverty, your list of who you know is not very long. Bettering your situation comes through education, and reading proficiently to properly get that education. The best way out of poverty is to read your way out of poverty.
We are impactful:
The impact of your investment in Bernie’s Book Bank is immediate. Every $64 you donate allows us to distribute 96 quality books to 8 at-risk children. Each child we serve becomes part of a long-term, sustainable program aimed at providing them with quality, advancing levels of books that grow over time with the child’s reading level.
Your investment in Bernie’s Book Bank today will help us serve more children annually and prepare for widespread expansion.
In 2017, Bernie’s Book Bank will serve 333,000 at-risk children in Chicagoland and provides a minimum of 12 books to each child, every year. Our goal is to serve all Chicagoland children. Then we plan to establish Bernie’s Book Bank locations in every major city in America.