Bulls and Rush University Medical Center host children's book drive
March 12, 2012 – The Chicago Bulls and Rush University Medical Center hosted a children’s book drive on Saturday at the United Center to benefit Bernie’s Book Bank. The book drive collected approximately 1,000 books for local children in need.
Prior to the tip-off of the team’s game against the Utah Jazz, fans were encouraged to drop off new and gently used children’s books for infants through 13 year old children at any of the United Center admission gates.
Fans that attended the game and donated to the book drive were entered into a raffle to win an autographed Derrick Rose jersey.
Donations were also accepted online at Bulls.com/bookdrive and at eight other city and suburban drop-off locations including the United Center, the Sheri L. Berto Center, Rush University Medical Center and the Bulls/Sox Academy locations.
The Bulls and Rush University Medical Center coordinated the book drive together as part of the Bulls’ ongoing Read to Achieve program, which inspires literacy among Chicago’s youth by encouraging families and adults to read regularly with young children.
Bernie's Book Bank facilitates the collection, processing and redistribution of quality new and gently used children's books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children living throughout Chicagoland. For more information, visit www.berniesbookbank.org.