May
24

Fundraising Spotlight: Normal Community West High School

Today, we want to shine our Spotlight on a particularly awesome group of teens:

Normal Community West High School!

 

Despite being all the way in Normal, IL, their philanthropic spirit is anything but “normal”. Krista, President of NCWHS’s National English Honors Society Chapter, reached out to Milk+Bookies back in March wanting to host a very unique fundraiser to benefit us!

Check it out:

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Krista and her 70+ membered Honor Society collected hundreds of dollars in donations from their classmates in giant milk jugs to benefit M+B and impact their local community. In addition to (fun)drasing projects, Krista’s chapter of the Honors Society writes letters to second graders in their school district as a part of a pen pal program.

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Such an amazing (and creative!) way to give back!

Way to go, Normal Community West High!

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Want to host a fundraiser or book-raiser in your community?? Check out our website here to find out how or email us at info@milkandbookies.org to get started!!


by Alesha Dailey
March
22

Book-Raiser Spotlight: Heron School

Today’s Book- Raiser Spotlight goes to our friends all the way in Sacramento at the Heron School!

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This year marks the Heron School’s 2nd Milk + Bookies Book Raiser! Home of the Heron Flyers, 50 kids, parents, and teachers came together to raise over 60 books. The books they raised will be donated to homeless and foster youth within their school district, exemplifying the Milk + Bookies mission to impact underserved children right in your own community!

CHILDREN WHO PARTICIPATED: 50

TOTAL BOOKS RAISED: 60…and counting!

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Great work Heron School! These students teach us that it’s never too early to learn the joys of giving. We love hearing about the success of #FUTUREPHILANTHROPISTS like them and can’t wait to see where their love of reading and giving takes them!

Way to go, Flyers!

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Thank you for making a difference with Milk+Bookies!!

Join us and start making a difference in your own community. Find out how you can Host Your Own Book-Raiser here and purchase your Bookies Box!

For some inspiration on how to make your Book-Raiser stand out, follow our Pinterest page!

READ! GIVE! GROW!

 


by Megan Tambio
June
3

Madewell Gives Back with Milk + Bookies

This week’s Book-Raiser Spotlight goes to our friends at Madewell!

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The amazing team at Madewell put together a stellar Milk + Bookies book-raiser at their Costa Mesa / South Coast Plaza store on May 29th. They provided guests with champagne and delicious cookies from Milk Jar to enjoy and, for everyone who brought in books, they received 20% off a purchase of $125+ AND a free Madewell tote! The folks at Madewell were able to raise over 42 books which will be donated to Olive Crest, an organization focused on preventing and treating child abuse in Orange County.tumblr_m2ucafR1PO1qzdg78image001

TOTAL BOOKS RAISED: 42

DONATED TO: OLIVE CREST

We are so happy to have partnered with Madewell to give so many fantastic books to kids who need them most! Madewell is one special company who not only makes the BEST products, but also gives back to their community! Madewell also supports initiatives that protect the environment and responsible sourcing. To learn more about Madewell‘s social responsibility initiatives, click here!

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THANKS TEAM MADEWELL!

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To find out how to get your company/store involved with Milk + Bookies, email us at info@milkandbookies.org!

Learn more about hosting your own book-raiser by visiting our website here!

READ! GIVE! GROW!

#everydaymadewell


by Abigail Wordin
May
23

Book-Raiser Spotlight: Blanchard Memorial School

This week’s Book-Raiser Spotlight goes to….

Blanchard Memorial School

 

The families and students of Blanchard Memorial School hosted a book-raiser to benefit the South Middlesex Opportunity Council. Nearly 200 parents and children gathered together to make this book-raiser a HUGE success!

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South Middlesex Opportunity Council improves the quality of life of low-income and disadvantaged individuals and families. For children, South Middlesex Opportunity Council runs a head start preschool program, as well as school age summer and vacation programs.

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Total Books Raised:

425

Number of Students Participated:

200 Parents and Students

Donated to:

The South Middlesex Opportunity Council

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Thank you for inspiring so many #FUTUREPHILANTHROPISTS and making a difference! We can’t wait to see where their love for reading and giving takes them!

To find out how you can Host Your Own Book-Raiser and start making a difference to children in your community, click here.

Don’t forget to purchase your Bookies Box full of all the materials you will need to host a SUCCESSFUL book-raiser!

READ, GIVE, GROW!


by Alesha Dailey
April
1

Yoobi: One for You, One for Me

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Yoobi is all about colorful, fun school supplies and our favorite thing GIVING! At Yoobi, their motto is “one for you, one for me”, which means that every time you make a purchase, Yoobi reciprocates by donating school supplies to in-need classrooms here in the United States!

Yoobi wants to make sure that all kids have access to school supplies, just like we here at Milk + Bookies want all kids to have access to books. So far they have donated school supplies to 1 MILLION KIDS and counting!! Together we can give kids the education they deserve!

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Yoobi packsYoobi was kind enough to donate hundreds of great craft supplies and prizes for our 7th Annual Story Time Celebration!! We can’t wait to get creative…Here are some fun and easy activities from Yoobi’s instagram to get you inspired for April 17th!

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Follow @yoobi on instagram for more awesome crafts!

Colors galore! Yoobi has all the coloring supplies you need to make your coloring pages come to life! Download these and other awesome coloring pages here!

 

 

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Follow @yoobi on instagram for more craft ideas!

Give your favorite jeans a new look! Yoobi‘s stamp brush paint set adds just the right amount of color! Get a set of your own here!

 

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Tickets are still available for our 7th Annual Story Time Celebration! To purchase tickets, click HERE!

We hope to see you all there on April 17th!!

 

READ! GIVE! GROW!

 


by Abigail Wordin
March
23

Book-Raiser Spotlight: Foothills Elementary School

This week’s book-raiser spotlight goes to…Foothills Elementary School!

A Milk+Bookies Book-Raiser can be anything from a class project to a birthday party. Our program is designed to help create a service learning experience for kids (and adults!) while redistributing collected books to your LOCAL community! The Bookies Box has all of the essentials to help you get started, including balloons, bookmarks, stickers, bookplates, and a guide to hosting your book-raiser. Get your Bookies Box, here!

The students and families of Foothills Elementary School hosted a school-wide book-raiser to benefit a local elementary school. Their students, teachers, and families all joined in to help make the book-raiser a HUGE success!

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Total Books Raised:

891!

Number of Students Participated:

100!

Donated to:

West Elementary School


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Thank you for inspiring so many #FUTUREPHILANTHROPISTS and making a difference! We can’t wait to see where their love for reading and giving takes them!

To find out how to host your own book-raiser and make a difference in your community, click here!

Don’t forget to order your Bookies Box that contains everything you need to make your book-raiser a success!

READ! GIVE! GROW!


by Marianna Yamamoto
December
26

Book-Raiser Spotlight: MacFarlane Park Elementary School

This week’s book-raiser spotlight goes to the students of MacFarlane Park Elementary School! Ms. DeClue hosted a book-raiser with her students and it was a great success!

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TOTAL BOOKS RAISED:

200!

TOTAL KIDS INVOLVED IN THE EVENT:

54!

DONATED TO:

Dunbar Elementary School!

 

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“We had the best time celebrating giving back to another school!”  – Arianne DeClue

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We are thrilled to hear about the success of these #futurephilanthropists and can’t wait to see where their love for reading and giving takes them!

To find out how to host your own book-raiser and make a difference in your community, click here!

Don’t forget to order your Bookies Box that contains everything you need to make your book-raiser a success!

READ! GIVE! GROW!

 


by Marianna Yamamoto
October
6

Leaders + Readers Spotlight: Variety Boys & Girls Club

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On September 24th, our Leaders + Readers  team ventured out to the Variety Boys & Girls Club in Boyle Heights, where we donated 1,000 books and set up a special “Book Fair”.  The children were each invited to choose TWO books of their own to take home and enjoy. They were all so excited and enthusiastic that they even presented us with a special poem!

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LIBRARIAN SPOTLIGHT 

We are constantly inspired by the amazing actions of educators like Ms. Avila, the librarian at the Variety Boys & Girls Club. With dedication and sincere passion, she encourages all of the kids to read every day and constantly strives to foster a positive learning environment. She hosts a “Power Hour” for homework help every day and encourages research on new subjects. She also has devoted storytelling volunteers who come and read with the children every week. Furthermore, Ms. Avila has the children write letters and create cards for soldiers, their family members, and others in the community. What can’t this amazing librarian do!?

 

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Our Leaders + Readers team left the kids with blank board books so that they could write and illustrate their own stories. We are so excited to be going back to the Variety Boys & Girls Club in late November to see the kids and hear the stories they are creating especially for us!

 

THANK YOU FOR HAVING US AND FOR BEING AMAZING LEADERS + READERS!

 

To find out more about our Leaders + Readers program, please click here.

READ! GIVE! GROW!


by socialmedia
September
9

Book-Raiser Spotlight: North Side Elementary School

This week’s book-raiser spotlight goes to the students of North Side Elementary school in Johnson City, Tennessee! After reading books like My Librarian is a Camel and Because of BookEnds, they were inspired to make a difference in their community. The students of North Side set up their own Milk + Bookies book drive and raised hundreds of books for their local hospital!

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Total Kids Involved In Event: 47

Total Books Raised: 500

Donated To: Niswonger Children’s Hospital!

 

Niswonger Children’s Hospital now has books for the beautiful children in their emergency room and can take the books home and read the sweet notes North Side students left for them! Along the way, the students discovered just how much joy it brings to give back to others!

We are so thrilled to hear about the success of these #futurephilanthropists and can’t wait to see where their love of reading and giving takes them!

To find out how you can Host Your Own Book-Raiser and start making a difference to children in your community, click here.

And don’t forget to purchase your Bookies Box full of all the materials you will need to make your Book-Raiser a success!!

READ! GIVE! GROW!


by Monica Arellano
June
2

Book-Raiser Spotlight: Mrs. Kraemer’s Class

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It’s no secret that we love teachers! We love them even more when they take the time to teach their students the joys of giving back with Milk+Bookies!

Today’s Milk+Bookies Book-Raiser Spotlight goes to Mrs. Kraemer and her fantastic class! Put together as a 1st grade class project, they helped raise books for an underserved school in Nashville, TN. Check out what these amazing future philanthropists were able to accomplish!

Total Books Raised: 102
How many kids were involved in your event? 21
Donated To: Napier Elementary, Nashville, TN
Below are quotes from the students!

“Good and makes me smile and feel happy.” -Tess age 6.

“Like I want to sing.” – Hayden age 7.

“Great in my heart.” – Adi age 7.

“Giving makes me feel goo. Giving makes me feel happy.” – Sophie age 7.

“Happy and glad and proud.” -Arnold age 6.

“Delightful.” – Meenal age 6.

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“Thank you Milk+Bookies for another great experience!”

Thanks for making a difference with Milk+Bookies!!

To find out how you can Host Your Own Book-Raiser and start making a difference to children in your community click here.

And don’t forget to purchase your Bookies Box full of all the materials you will need to make your Book-Raiser a success!!

Read! Give! Grow!


by Sonia Garcia