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Bernie's Book Bank

Help Bernie's Book Bank Give Children Reading Opportunities!
Book Drive December 17 - February 8!

Reading is the single most important skill a child needs to learn. Yet studies show that 61% of low-income families don’t have any books at all in their homes for their children. Bernie’s Book Bank aims to change that statistic by pouring quality children’s books into “at-risk” homes, ensuring that children have access to books from birth, and arrive to school “reading ready.”

Bernie’s Book Bank is the logistical bridge between where books are today and are no longer being used, to where they are not but are desperately needed. Bernie's does three things exceptionally well: collect hundreds of thousands of new and gently used books, process them into collections of six age-appropriate and -leveled books, and deliver them directly into the hands of low-income children who have none of their own.

Join Joyful Harvest as we hold our first book collection drive of the year!
To date, Joyful Harvest has collected

over 25,000 books! Help us reach 30,000!

Let's see what we can do this time!

Drop off your children's books at the church office any time between now and February 8! Bernie's has distributed over 2 MILLION books since 2009 and are growing rapidly to serve every at-risk child in Chicagoland, and then to expand to other major cities in America. Thank you for helping us give BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE.

Tijuana Mission Trip

Tijuana Mission Trip Recap!


Joyful Harvest is changing people's lives again
by building houses for the homeless!


Check out the pictures in the narthex of our last trip to Tijuana, Mexico! Ray Pratscher and Theresa Anconca lead our 2018 mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico this summer to build houses for the homeless from June 22-28. We built three houses for families who experienced total destruction of everything they owned in a fire in February. Thanks to the help of 11 volunteers on the trip and countless people who gave of their time, talents and treasure, those three families now have hope for the future.

We're already in the planning stages for next year's trip, so come and let us know that you are interested in being part of a life-changing opportunity - for both you, and the families that receive the help! And if you can’t get away to be part of the trip, perhaps you might help out with prayers or financial support!

Have questions? Want more information about how you can get involved? Contact the church office at (847) 497-4569 or email office@joyfulharvest.org and we'll help you help others!

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