You Said It: Bernie's Book Bank Distributes Books to Underprivileged Kids

Here at Make It Better, we are committed to helping you spread the word about the great work you are doing in our community. Email to tell us about the organizations you are passionate about. Below is an excerpt of an email from Lake Bluff resident Norman Olsen about his work with Bernie’s Book […]

2013 Philanthropy Awards: Bernie's Book Bank

Most recently updated: December 2020 In 2005, golf instructor Brian Floriani decided it was time to make a career change. Drawn to the idea of becoming an elementary school teacher, he took a job as a reading paraprofessional. He soon realized there was a need to get books into the hands of children who did […]

Quick and Easy: Bernie's and Wintrust Book Drive

Bernie’s Book Bank needs help reaching their goal of collecting 100,000 books this summer for young children in need throughout Chicago. What: Bernie’s Book Bank and Wintrust Community Banks have partnered to create a book drive that will provide books to children who may not have steady access to adequate reading materials in their homes. […]