Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center

In honor of The Bookstore's 50th Anniversary in 2010, we sponsored of a 50-Hour Team Readathon to benefit the Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center. Teams of Glen Ellyn readers joined together to raise $3,505.50 for the GECRC.  
The winner of the "Most Voracious Reader" prize for The Bookstore's 50th Anniversary Readathon was a Glen Ellyn third grader who not only read 26 hours on her own, but also led her Readathon Team to a total of 364.5 hours in just one weekend. 

The Bookstore was thrilled to partner with GECRC for this fun event. Their motto is: "Helping the World's Children In Our Own Backyard." Nearly 2/3 of the children GECRC serves are immigrants or refugees from 14 different countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. GECRC offers after school and summer programs that emphasize literacy and community involvement, and however they can, GECRC provides and facilitates additional support services to help these children succeed. It really does take a village to help these kids.