September 2020 — Your Children's Bookshelf was pleased to be part of the SPARK Fox Valley United Way Drive-thru Resource Fair in Aurora, IL. There were 42 cars with 115 people who came through and we gave out 98 totes for a total of 588 books to Aurora Area Children.Thank You to SPARK Fox Valley Untied Way for holding such a great event for families with children newborn through 5 years old.
August 2020 — Your Children's Bookshelf was pleased to be part of Hephzibah Children's Association Back to School Program. YCB supplied 600 books for 100 children as part of our certificate 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.
"Your Children's Bookshelf has been an outstanding supportive partner with Hephzibah Children's Association. At two of our largest events for clients - a back to school supplies event and a holiday celebration - they arrived with hundreds of books for children of all ages. Our foster children and families were thrilled and took bags of books home to enjoy together! We are always looking to encourage reading as a healthy family activity and are grateful for the support from Your Children's Bookshelf to reinforce this option for families." — Juliet Yera, Director of Development, Hephzibah Children's Association
August 2020 — Your Children's Bookshelf was pleased to be part of Bridge Communities Back to School Program. YCB supplied 390 books for 65 children as part of our certificate program. These books will play an important part for the continued education and learning for the Bridge Families and Children.
“Bridge Communities appreciates your support of our organization and the families we serve. It is wonderful to see fellow organizations stepping up to help families in need that live right here in our community. Your donation of books will be a great help to our children. The books will be a wonderful way for our tutors to make sure that Bridge kids can stay on track in building their reading skills especially during these challenging times.” Amy Van Polen – Senior Director Bridge Communities
July 2020 — It is always an amazing thing when another Non-Profit Organization reaches out to assist Your Children’s Bookshelf in our mission to provide FREE children’s books - encouraging the love of reading, fostering literacy and education. Family Credit Management did such that and donated over 440 books by Author Sarabeth O’Neil. We are overly excited to have “Kathryn and Elizabeth Go Shopping” in our YCB library and be able to share them with children and families this fall.
June 2020 — Your Children’s Bookshelf was excited to assist in supplying books to Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center for their Summer Reading Program (https://www.gecrc.com/programs/#sp). We are also pleased to have them as a Program Partner and look forward to a long relationship. Thank you @gecrc. YCB purchased 73 new books as part of our certificate program.
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. They do this by providing after-school and summer programs, using the talents of teachers, volunteer tutors, GECRC Staff and a variety of local organizations.
April 14, 2020 - May 14, 2020 — Your Children's Bookshelf was pleased to be part of the FIRST-EVER Giving DuPage Days! Through our wonderful donors YCB raised close to $3,000 dollars to continue our mission of encouraging the love of reading, fostering literacy and education. Giving DuPage was our wonderful host and over 1,300 people came together county-wide to send a resounding message of hope to Your Children's Bookshelf and our local nonprofit community. Every gift made a REAL IMPACT for YCB and over 80 local charities.
We were very excited to have picked up our check after the month long #GivingDuPageDays. The physical size of the check was small but the AMOUNT of the check was LARGE!!!! @givingdupage
March & April 2020 — DOUBLE Your Impact! Donations of any size are welcome! A generous supporter has promised to match ALL donations made March 9, 2020 - April 24, 2020 (Up to $2,500). To make an on-line donation and learn about the mission of Your Children’s Bookshelf, visit www.yourchildrensbookshelf.org. Donations can also be mailed to the address below: Your Children’s Bookshelf, 3060 Ogden Ave. Suite 201, Lisle, IL 60532, Be part of our JOURNEY to help encourage children to read.