Conor Cook, BookEnds Volunteer
"BookEnds touches my heart. BookEnds IS kids helping kids for literacy. It is a magical method of sharing books and in so doing, kids experience kindness, caring, and understanding of other kids who live just across the city from themselves."
"The Marcled Foundation proudly funds BookEnds knowing that without developing the joy of reading, life is bland and severely compromised. Robin Hooding books from them that has books to them that hasn't is surely enough. But that young people provide the fuel and enlightenment to move books to youngsters who have no books (and sometimes no homes), is a win win we certainly insist on being part of."
"In the past decade, I have witnessed BookEnds grow from a small burgeoning public service project founded by an 8-year old kid to the major go to resource for under-resourced schools in need of library books. Nobody promotes a love for reading better than BookEnds."
Ph.D California State University, Dominguez Hills
"My experience with BookEnds has been bittersweet. It is bitter to see libraries and schools before we help them, but it is so sweet to see them afterward. I've learned how much we can make a difference in someone’s life, if we just try hard enough."
Student Board Member
"Last summer was a sight to see during the Summer Night Lights (SNL) Literacy Program, thanks to the generous donation from BookEnds. This literacy component from SNL allowed for mothers and their children, teenagers and their siblings, and complete strangers to sit together in the late night hours, in some of the toughest areas on Los Angeles, and read. The SNL program is part of the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development Comprehensive Strategy."
Regional Manager, Summer Night Lights