SUGAR GROVE—The office of Dr. Donald Fee, DDS, announced that it is now the exclusive Book Drop Network partner supporting Bernie’s Book Bank, serving residents of Sugar Grove and surrounding communities.
Bernie’s Book Bank collects, processes and distributes quality used children’s books to at-risk children all over Chicago and its suburbs, with the intention of creating book owners and readers for a lifetime. Founded in December 2009, Bernie’s Book Bank has distributed more than 770,000 books and now serves more than 50,000 at-risk children who each receive a minimum of 12 age-appropriate books per year.
Dr. Fee and staff are excited to help this cause.
“My good friend Amy Kappele, who is a reading specialist and elementary school teacher, has made it her personal mission to get books in the hands of kids who need them. Amy introduced our office to Bernie’s Book Bank. We look forward to doing all that we can to help,” Fee said.
Books collected for Bernie’s Book Bank are sorted according to reading level, fingerprinted with a Bernie’s Book Bank sticker and hand- delivered to at-risk children in Chicago and its suburbs. Every child served receives at least two bags of age-appropriate books per year. Because of the support of volunteers and businesses like the offices of Dr. Fee, the cost to collect, process and distribute 12 books to an at-risk child is only $3.
“Children grow out of books as quickly as they grow out of shoes,” said Bernie’s Book Bank Executive Director and Founder Brian Floriani. “So the supply of used books is virtually unlimited. We’re so thankful for the support of Dr. Fee and his staff in becoming a partner in collecting books for children.”
If you have childrens books to donate, drop them off to Dr. Donald Fee, DDS, 26 West. Cross St., Sugar Grove, IL. 60554. His office can be reached at (630) 466-4511. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday.