Congrats to our March agency of the Month: Bernie's Book Bank! The projects and programs of TOV are made possible by our outstanding partner agencies.
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 asked Elizabeth Blasko, Marketing Specialist, a couple questions about the agency and their involvement with TOV.
is your agency mission?
Bernie’s Book Bank
sources, processes and distributes quality new and gently used children’s books
to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and
school-age children throughout Chicagoland.
do volunteers help impact your agency?
Volunteers are the
lifeblood of Bernie’s Book Bank. Without our dedicated volunteers Bernie’s Book
Bank would not be able to serve 360,000 at-risk Chicagoland children with 3.6
MILLION books this year. Our volunteers sort, sticker and pack books during 18
weekly volunteer sessions at our processing center in Lake Bluff.
do you like working with TOV in particular?
We love TOV because
they always bring energy, excitement and passion for serving the community when
they come to volunteer at Bernie’s Book Bank. Bernie’s Book Bank has partnered
with TOV for several years and we are grateful for their consistent support of
our mission. We look forward to the next time TOV volunteers at Bernie’s Book
We want to thank Elizabeth and Bernie's Book Bank for their valuable partnership with TOV. To learn more about JUF's important work in the community, sign up to volunteer, or make a donation, please visit our website.