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Rucker Academy/Racine Courts

March 2022 — Please join in welcoming Rucker Academy/Racine Courts to the YCB Family. Working with Mariann Jordan and DeAndre Rucker we provided books for a new learning library at Racine Courts. YCB donated 996 books for 200 area children. We thank you for your support and look forward to the future.


Neighbor to Neighbor - Literacy Project N2N

March 2022 — We are extremely pleased to announce our latest partner - Neighbor to Neighbor Literacy Project who came onboard March 2022 - N2N is a Non-Profit dedicated to expanding access to free books for children, teens and adults by installing neighborhood little free libraries in the Chicago-land area. Neighbor to Neighbor Literacy Project -N2N | Facebook


Metropolitan Family Services - Altgeld Gardens/Calumet

January 2022 — We are extremely pleased to work with Metropolitan Family Services again in 2022. YCB Provided books to their Altgeld Gardens and Calumet locations (https://www.facebook.com/MetroFamChicago). In total we provided 1,735 books to 538 children. Metropolitan Family Services has 1,200 full- and part-time professional staff dedicated to providing quality services to families throughout Chicago, DuPage County, Evanston/ Skokie and the southwest suburbs. Metropolitan serves more than 93,100 families and individuals as diverse as the communities in which they live.


Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center - Certificate Program

December 2021 — Your Children’s Bookshelf was excited to assist in providing books to GECRC (https://www.gecrc.com/) as part of the YCB "Our Books to You" Certificate Program. We supplied 408 books to 68 children. Thank you again @gecrc. GECRC’s mission is to help children from low-income families receive the necessary skills in academics and social interaction to move successfully through school and into adulthood.


Kids In Need Holiday Event

December 2021 — "For 2 years in a row, Your Children's Bookshelf (YCB) has joined Kids In Need of McHenry County's Holiday Party which serves 120 children in need with holiday cheer. The first year, YCB joined our efforts at the height of the pandemic. Our party turned into an outdoor drive through event YCB's team stood outside in the cold and provided a handpicked bag of books for each child. The 2nd year, our friends at YCB set-up a table at the party and not only provided a bag of books to each of the 120 children registered, they took time to read to the children who came to their table. In addition, KIN recently opened up a visitation home for children and their parents in Crystal Lake. YCB assisted KIN with the task of providing an engaging, fun space for the kids by providing crates of books for each of the rooms. The children are allowed to take any book they like from the home and YCB has committed to replenishing the home's supply when needed." — Michelle Prickett, Executive Director


Generations Housing Holiday Grand Parents Day

December 2021 — Our event back in August was so popular that we did an encore here in December along with the addition of another Chicago location. It wonderful to have Generations Housing Initiatives as a Program Partner of YCB. This Holiday Grand Parents Day we provided 1,215 books to 243 grandkids.


Hephzibah Children's Association - Foster Care Holiday Event

December 2021 — Your Children's Bookshelf was pleased to be part of Hephzibah Children's Association Foster Care Holiday Event. This is the 3rd year in a row that we have participated and YCB supplied 480 books for 96 children as part of our "Books to You" program. Our continued partnership with Hephzibah Children's Association is very much appreciated. Hephzibah is about transforming lives. We bring to Hephzibah, on a daily basis, a deep passion for creating an environment where children can grow into beautiful, strong, caring members of society. Hephzibah’s—including group homes for neglected and abused children, comprehensive services for children and families in crisis, foster care, adoption and day care—enhances the safety and well-being of children while preserving the dignity of parents and families.


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