- 14 January 2022
Mainfreight Chicago partners with Books in HomesNew Year, New Books! Books In Homes USA is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting children in under-resourced communities in literacy and beyond. Mainfreight has been a global partner since the organization's origins in 1994. The Chicago Mainfreight team had the pleasure to work with Books in Homes USA at B.J. Ward Elementary School in Bolingbrook, IL. A free bookfair was held allowing each student to collect books of their choice. The school librarian, Katie, stated the students treasured the event. One of the newer students was hesistant to enter the fair believing the cost was too high if all kids were leaving with new books.
Katie stated after the giveaway,.. "My favorite moment was explaining to the new student how this was a FREE fair! He looked like he was going to cry tears of joy. He looked so happy shopping, it was magical! "This is just one of the many special moments our teams get to experience when partnering with Books in Homes. These moments create lifelong memories, which also remind us of the impact and just how important these simple acts can have on our future generations.
Mainfreight looks forward to a continued partnership with Books In Homes throughout 2022 and beyond. Books In Homes USA has served over 312,000 children, but there are more waiting to discover magic through book ownership.
Learn more about the Books in Homes Initiative here.
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