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June 3, 2010

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June 3, 2010

I csn"t thank the Book Bank enough for helping me to help the children of Phila. You have put books into the hands of children and given them the desire to read! Thank you again for all that you do. Paula

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Book Bank has given me the opportunity to furnish a class library and enable city kids to have real books.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

December 29, 2009

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December 29, 2009

The Philadelphia Reads program does wonders for the students it serves in Philadelphia. It gives classroom teachers the opportunity to expand classroom, school and home libraries. It is a TRUE BLESSING to educators, students and parents and makes a PROFOUND impact on quality books being available to students. And, it gets better each year:)

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my classroom.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the access to quality books for students.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Distribute more books to students in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 26, 2009

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December 26, 2009

A couple years ago, I began my first years teaching and I knew that I would need to build a classroom library for my fifth graders. I began to panic because I was a week away from the opening week of classes, when my coworkers forwarded me to the book bank run by Philadelphia Reads. Once, I got to the book bank I felt like I was in a toy store. The books were already leveled, neatly compiled and in great condition. Of course, I was then able to expose my students to a myriad of materials. I am always referring other educators to the book bank for their literature needs. It is a phenomenal resource for the educator and students alike.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my work. Many new educators could use helpful resources with not a whole lot of fuss.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The simplicity and organization.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Continue to support and educate students, parents, and educators all over the city of Philadelphia.

Ways to make it better...

My experiences were great.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

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One thing I'd also say is that...

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

December 23, 2009

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December 23, 2009

PhiladelphiaREADS runs the Book Bank (BB) at King High School. The BB is an AMAZING resource for all educators! Any teacher or educator is allowed to go to the BB any time (when they're open, which is just Wednesdays from 2-5pm, approximately) during the year, as many times as he/she likes, and may take--for FREE--up to 300 books per year!!! The BB is really a place to see--a huge room in the high school that acts as a warehouse for SO many books, including classroom sets, foreign language books of all levels, school supplies, workbooks, board books for babies, encyclopedias...different selection depending on what's been donated, but most are in excellent condition, some are brand new, some are fairly used. But it's just a true gem of a resource and teachers city-wide should really take advantage of this!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my school, where I was able to have a collection of books in my office that I was able to use when students came to see me (school counselor) and especially when younger kids needed to calm down or take their minds off of something troubling.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to have the Book Bank staffed and open more hours each week.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very friendly!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world! Get books to all kids who need them! Do more marketing to promote their efforts/services!

Ways to make it better...

the heat had been turned off...or at least down! I was there in December of last year (2008) and the heat was blasting so much that I felt faint. I would have stayed and collected more books had it not been for the heat!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Finding volunteers to staff the Book Bank and other reading events.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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Sort and shelve children's books at our Book Bank.
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