My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Bookends, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Very few organizations can do so much with so little the way BookEnds does. Not only is it's staff and board filled with very talented and compassionate people, but most importantly BookEnds has an immeasurable impact on the lives of the children it serves. By recycling books sourced from book drives led by children and delivering those books to those children most in need in under served communities, BookEnds uniquely creates a better Southern California community. Kids from more affluent backgrounds are taught the value of charity and exposed to those who are less fortunate in their own city. Kids who are in need of books are provided quality books, which are delivered by children from different backgrounds. Ultimately, the imaginations and educations of both kids are driven higher through literacy and kids (donors and recipients) are taught valuable life lessons about charity and empathy. And if you're moved less by your heart and more by return, very few nonprofits can deliver as tangible and as measurable a return on their donations as BookEnds.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
expand it to reach more children.