The child smiled and exclaimed, “my first book” after receiving a book from a teacher as a gift.
This is not as uncommon as you’d think. Many children do not have a book to call their own. Yet, reading at home is critical to success. Not to mention, fun! Think of your favorite books and how they make you feel.
This book drive is about giving that feeling to children in our community.
Donated books will go to Bernie’s Book Bank. They should be new or gently used and be for children ages birth through 6th grade. No textbooks please.
Bernie’s Book Bank facilitates the collection, processing and redistribution of new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland.
We will be sorting and boxing the books as well as making bookmarks. The bookmarks will be donated to People’s Resource Center (PRC). People’s Resource Center provides food, clothing, job skills programs and much more to help neighbors in need here in DuPage County.
Space is limited to participate in the book mark making. You must register to reserve your spot(s). There is no cost to register, but we do expect that if you register you will attend. If something arises, please take the time to go in and update your registration so that we have an accurate head count. Thank you.
If you have questions, please email Marion at email@example.com.
About the club
I Support Community’s Inside Out Club is on a mission to develop kids with character inside and out: Kids that work well together, include others, keep trying if they fail, can imagine what it’s like to be someone else, know themselves inside and out, are curious, thankful and kind, and support the community. Can you imagine if every child grew up believing and living their lives this way?
Our vision is a community filled with empathetic and engaged community contributors for generations to come. We believe the more children and families that participate in the Inside Out Club, over time, will make this vision come true. Thank you for being a part of it!
The Inside Out Club (https://www.isupportcommunity.org/inside-out-club/) is on the weekends, in schools and online and we offer it free of cost so that everyone can participate regardless of their financial situation. If you’d like to make a donation, please click here. (https://www.isupportcommunity.org/donate/).