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Harvester Place - Anthem Memory Care Operation Care Givers

November 2021 — We are pleased to welcome Harvester Place - Anthem Memory Care as a new Program Partner with YCB. Anthem Memory Care’s sole focus is on providing highly specialized care for individuals affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We were excited to supply totes/books for 75 care givers that included 375 children's books.

Baird-Warner (Chicago) Fundraiser

November 2021 — Baird-Warner is one of the top-notch residential real estate services organization in the Chicago area. We were very fortunate when one of their top sellers out of their Lincoln Park location reached out and asked if they could hold a fundraiser for us. It was an exciting night (Bingo night) and the efforts of many of the agents helped raise $3,160 for Your Children's Bookshelf.

Richmond/Spring Grove Rotary Operations Warm Coat

October 2021 — Richmond/Spring Grove Rotary has been a tremendous supporter of Your Children's Bookshelf over the past couple of years. From momentary donations (grants) to several book drives that netted over 4,800 books we were very pleased to take part in their annual Operation Warm Coat event. YCB was provided 600 books to 100 Richmond Area kids.

Emerald Place Operation Care Givers

October 2021 — Emerald Place was one of Your Children's Bookshelf original Program Partners all the way back in April 2020. Emerald Place is located in the beautiful North Shore community of Glenview and exclusively serves residents with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We were excited to supply totes/books for the 55 care givers that included 400 children's books.

McHenry Fire Protection District Drive Thru Event

October 2021 — For our second year we were once again excited to be able to join with MFPD and their annual drive thru event. We provided 641 books to 132 McHenry County Kids. See you next year!

McHenry Murder Mystery

October 2021 — YCB participated in our first ever McHenry Murder Mystery as a clue spot. What a fun day as participants became detectives as they work through puzzles and piece together clues to find out whodunnit! Using a combination of a scavenger hunt app, video clues, and live interactions, the sleuths will travel around downtown McHenry trying to solve the case. Ton's of fun interactions and great people visited YCB. Thank you everyone for your kind donations.

Mercy Housing/Marian Park After School Program

September 2021 — Welcome our newest Program Partner. Mercy Housing is redefining affordable, low-income housing. We’re a national nonprofit organization that is working to build a more humane world where communities are healthy and all people can develop their full potential. Mercy Housing is one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations. We teamed with Mercy to supply kids within their community books as part of the after-school program.

"Today a READER, Tomorrow a LEADER." — Margaret Fuller

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