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The original mission of The Book Bank Foundation was to promote and advocate literacy by providing books and other literature to underprivileged children and adult members of our community. Over time that mission has expanded to include challenges such as providing underprivileged children and their families with resources for combating abuse, hunger and homelessness. We accomplish these goals by using motivational speaking, providing models of positive behavior and resourceful thinking, encouraging scholastic achievement as well as utilizing various programs and events to stimulate self-esteem, academic achievement, future goal setting, and stories of achievement in every community that we address.

We are committed to the community and focused on the betterment of tomorrow’s future, our children. Our vision is to decrease the number of illiterate by providing sound and innovative ways of promoting learning, social awareness and individual prosperity. This is possible with your help.

Our Service

Books saved the Founder’s life. When Glenn Toby was eight years old, he, his mother and older brother were evicted from their Brooklyn, New York apartment and made to live on the streets, on subways or find warmth on hotel hallway floors. Reading allowed him to travel to foreign and distant places; reading allowed him to travel beyond his reality.

As an entertainment manager, songwriter, composer and producer, Glenn Toby has been involved in numerous community service projects, including Camp Cool-J, Americorps and the Jerry Lewis Telethon. His life is The Book Bank Foundation, and his gift is your involvement. Help us save as many lives as we can, because the reality is each of us is a paycheck away or a day of stress away from homelessness.

VIOLENCE & BULLYING

98%
of students want teacher intervention
92%
of Women fear domestic violence
90%
of 4th-8th graders are bullied
43%
of middle schoolers avoid bathrooms
33%
of women are abused in their lifetime
25%
of teachers won't intervene
bullying

Our mission & vision

TO HELP INDIGENT COMMUNITIES WITH LITERACY MATTERS, ABUSE, HOMELESSNESS, AND HUNGER. WE CHANGE THE COMMUNITY BY MENTORING, COUNSELING, POSITIVE BEHAVIOR REINFORCEMENT, AND INVESTING INTO THE FUTURES THAT WOULD PRIMARILY GO UNNOTICED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

BOOK BANK FACTS

  • Founded in 1997 by Dr. Glenn Toby
  • 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
  • Stimulated over 20,000 lives in the last 20 years
  • 700,000+ hours of community service in the last 20 years
  • 250+ Members to date.
  • 50,000+hours spent in the planning and execution of literacy/educational programs/events
  • 25,000+ hours serving the homeless through clothing/medicine drives and distribution
  • Basic medication and clothing donated to 50,000 individuals
  • Provided over 20,000 volunteer opportunities and 200,000 hours since 1997
  • Over 25,000 families enriched by the donations of time and effort from our volunteers
  • Distributing average of over $40,000 of funds and donations to the less fortunate per year

Our Staff

Dr. Glenn Toby
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