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Program Partners

YCB could not accomplish our mission goals without the support, involvement and enthusiasm of our committed Program Partners.

For those who would like to become a Program Partner for YCB either click the link (info@yourchildrensbookshelf.org) or give us call at (630) 922-6345 ext 800#. We will be happy to provide you the information and steps to join our team.


Angel Harvey Infant Welfare Society — 

The Angel Harvey Family Health Center of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago puts the community into 'community health' at a time when those in our neighborhoods need us. Our full-service community health center serves more than 13,000 patients annually with a continuum of medical care, dental care, optometry, and behavioral health services in a single central location. This "one-stop-shop" ensures barrier-free access and provides a multi-service healthcare home for children and families in Chicago and the surrounding areas.


Belmont Village — 

From the beginning, the company acknowledged the unique care needs of residents by building a robust health and wellness model that includes around-the-clock licensed nurses, medication and diabetes management, and professional therapy services. Our attention to evolving resident needs guided the company in the development of its memory care including its unique approach to brain fitness and in Circle of Friends® for Mild Cognitive Impairment, a ground-breaking program that has been honored for health care innovation by George Mason University.

"Belmont Village has developed a wonderful partnership over the years with Your Children's Bookshelf. It is a pleasure to work with their team! We appreciate all the Book Fairs they have held for us, providing hundreds of children's books to the families of our staff. Thank you to everyone at Your Children's Bookshelf and we look forward to hosting more Book Fairs in the near future!"

—Shalena Thomas, Community Relations at Belmont Village Senior Living


Bridge Communities — 

Bridge Communities is a dynamic, grassroots, non-profit organization committed to transforming the lives of homeless families through partnering with talented, resourceful individuals and groups in our community. Our program of housing, mentoring and empowering families focuses on moving them towards a goal of self sufficiency.

“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


Family Focus — 

Family Focus Aurora services the Aurora community in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. In addition to providing program services, our center has become a community staple with community projects such as the Roots Aurora festival. Family Focus, Inc. offers innovative, community-based programs that help parents, grandparents, and foster and adoptive parents, gain confidence and competence as the primary educators of their children. Family Focus has eleven centers in Chicago and surrounding communities.


Generations Housing — 

Generations Housing Initiatives grew out of the Habitat Company’s Affordable Group to create an entity whose primary focus was providing vital services to its low-income residents.


GiGi's Playhouse — 

We change lives through consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community, through a replicable playhouse model. Our Vision: To see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools and communities.


Giving DuPage — 

Giving DuPage was founded in 2001 by two philanthropists who felt that the community was unaware of all the ways to share their time, treasure and talent with others. With the support of DuPage County government, and in collaboration with the Healthy DuPage initiative, Giving DuPage was established with a mission to promote giving and volunteering in DuPage County. Committed to the belief that every individual can contribute positively to the community, Giving DuPage inspires and informs businesses, civic groups and individuals in DuPage County to share their resources of time, money, goods and services with nonprofit organizations, serving the needs of county residents. Giving DuPage also provides capacity building training and resources for 400+ local nonprofit partners and strives to inspire our DuPage community through service. Mission: To promote giving and volunteering in DuPage County.


Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center — 

Our mission is to help children from low-income families acquire the necessary skills in academics and social interaction to move successfully through grades K-12 and into adulthood. We do this by providing after-school and summer programs which emphasize literacy and community involvement, using the talents of teachers, volunteer tutors, GECRC Staff and a variety of local organizations.

“Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center would like to thank you for your generous donation of books. These books will be provided to our students to read at home as part of our summer program. We deeply appreciate your generosity and realize we could not provide continued and expanding services without donors like you”

— Leah Harding, LCSW, Executive Director, Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center


Hephzibah — 

Our work at 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


Hope's Front Door — 

Hope’s Front Door often acts as a “first responder” to neighbors who are facing financial and/or medical crises. When clients walk through our doors we determine their immediate needs, we help them with either food, medical, dental and/or transportation vouchers, plus a clear pathway into the network of social agencies that can assist them with the long-term restructuring of their lives, by helping move them out of living a “crisis to crisis existence”.


Kids In Need — 

To identify and provide kids in need the important resources necessary for a happy and healthy childhood. Kids in Need is an important resource for schools, families and organizations that need assistance providing for the needs of children.


Literacy DuPage — 

Literacy DuPage recruits and trains volunteers to tutor adults who wish to improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing. Sitting side-by-side with learners every day, we aren’t just teaching literacy, we’re changing lives.

“Literacy DuPage loves Your Children's Bookshelf. More importantly the children of our adult learners are so happy to receive free books each year at our annual luncheon! And their parents are thrilled to have their children reading. “

—Therese McMahon, Executive Director


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