Aleckson Insurance Agency Organizes Children's Book Drive for Bernie's Book Bank
February 7, 2020 (Lake Zurich, Ill.) -- Aleckson Insurance Agency is hosting a children's book drive to benefit Bernie's Book Bank from February 3 to March 2. New and gently used children's books (birth-6th grade reading level) can be dropped off at 1155 Ensell Rd Lake Zurich, IL 60047.
According to Reading Literacy in the United States 61% of low-income families have no books at home for their children. Bernie's Book Bank, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing book ownership, is working to combat this statistic by taking books from where they are no longer being used and flooding them into the homes of children who desperately need them.
As the leading provider of books to at-risk Chicagoland children Bernie's Book Bank serves 360,000 children with 12 free books annually. In order to distribute 3.6 million books to children in 2019 they rely on support from organizations like Aleckson Insurance Agency to collect books.
"We're incredibly grateful for the generous support of our book drive partners," Bernie's Book Bank CEO Darrin Utynek shared. "Without the donations Bernie's Book Bank receive from book drives we would not be able to provide high-quality bags of books for the at-risk Chicagoland children we serve."
About Aleckson Insurance Agency:
Established in 1935, the Aleckson Insurance Agency is an independent insurance agency partnering with only "A" rated insurance companies to ensure our clients receive the best coverage for the best price. The Aleckson team is comprised of licensed professionals with extensive knowledge of the industry. Our agents provide our clients with quality services while build lasting relationships.
About Bernie's Book Bank:
Founded as a 501(c)(3) in December of 2009, Bernie's Book Bank sources, processes and distributes quality children's books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk children throughout Chicagoland. Bernie's Book Bank delivers 12 quality books per year to empower at-risk children, ages birth through sixth grade, to read their way to a better life. Since 2009, Bernie's Book Bank has distributed more than 16 MILLION books. This year alone Bernie's Book Bank will provide 3.6 MILLION books to 360,000 local at-risk children. For more information about Bernie's Book Bank, visit www.berniesbookbank.org.