All Points PR Volunteers at Bernie’s Book Bank for Q1 Positive Impact Program
by All Points Public Relations, February 28, 2020
On Monday, February 24, the All Points PR team volunteered at Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff, IL for our first quarter Positive Impact.
Bernie’s Book Bank is “the leading provider of quality books to under-served children in the Chicagoland area,” with the belief that “books and reading are both the vehicle and road to a better life.” The organization sources, processes and distributes new and gently used children’s books to help increase book ownership among underserved children, from infants to school age. Six books per child are distributed twice a year for a total of 12 books annually.
The All Points team broke up into groups to help put together individual bags containing six books each. From educational reading to stories featuring popular cartoon characters, each bag featured a variety of books appealing to early childhood readers. Each individual bag was then placed into a tote – once a tote reached 32 bags, it was sent to a loading area for distribution.
Bernie’s Book Bank reports that two out of three children from low-income families don’t have any books of their own. Since its founding in 2009, Bernie’s Book Bank has distributed more than 17 million books, and is on target to distribute 3.6 million books annually to 360,000 underserved children in Chicagoland. 45,000 volunteers are welcomed every year.
The All Points team enjoyed a hands-on opportunity to help impact the literacy crisis in Chicagoland and spread the joy of reading to today’s youth. We strive to positively impact communities in which we live and work through our philanthropic and volunteer efforts with the Positive Impact program. We are passionate about our commitment to corporate social responsibility and making a positive impact on meaningful social, community and environmental organizations. We look forward to our next Positive Impact and the cause we will serve!
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COO’s Corner: Reflecting on This Year’s PRo Community Project
by All Points Public Relations, November 7, 2019
This past spring, the All Points PR team proudly launched The PRo Community Project. Through this exciting initiative, we set on a journey to partner with a Chicagoland nonprofit and offer free public relations services centered on an upcoming event, as well as volunteer support with a special Positive Impact program.
The All Points team was thrilled to connect with Culinary Care, an organization dedicated to delivering “one less worry” by providing free, nourishing meals from local restaurants to cancer patients and their families. Leading up to the organization’s charity event, the Gourmand Gala, our office came together to provide public relations and media support, as well as social media content and influencer outreach, to help spread awareness of Culinary Care’s mission and the gala.
On Thursday, October 17, the entire All Points team saw the project come full circle with the opportunity to volunteer at Culinary Care’s Gourmand Gala for our quarterly Positive Impact program. Hosted at the beautiful Chicago History Museum, the Gourmand Gala welcomed hundreds of foodies, philanthropists and cancer survivors with one goal in mind: to help fill the plates of those fighting cancer. This year, the charity event raised $250,000 toward Culinary Care’s mission to support patients and families in need.
The pairing of the new PRo Community Project and our ongoing Positive Impact program stands as an incredible milestone in 2019 for All Points. Our Positive Impact program reflects our commitment to corporate social responsibility through passionate philanthropic efforts, and the launch of the PRo Community project further extends our ability to make a meaningful impact on community organizations that do good for others. We look forward to all that’s yet to come for the project and the organizations we serve.
Lauren Izaks is the COO and executive vice president of All Points Public Relations, a franchise-focused PR agency based in the Chicagoland area, www.allpointspr.com.
All Points Team Gives Back with Positive Impact
by All Points Public Relations, April 4, 2017
“Driven by our core values, All Points strives to positively impact the communities in which we live and work through our philanthropic and volunteer efforts. We are passionate about our commitment to corporate social responsibility and making a positive impact on meaningful social, community and environmental organizations.”
This is the mission statement for All Points’ Positive Impact program, in which the whole company participates in community service activities throughout the year, and it’s something we always enjoy while adding to a fun All Points tradition. Not only do we get to spend some time as a team outside of the office, but we’re able to do our part to make our small corner of the world a brighter place.
A few weeks ago, All Points’ participated in Positive Impact by spending a day working with Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Forest, Illinois. Bernie’s Book Bank’s mission is to collect, process and distribute quality new and gently used children’s books to at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland. This resonated with our staff, considering many of us are avid readers whose lives have been positively impacted through book ownership in our childhoods.
As the year progresses, the All Points team looks forward to giving back through different quarterly initiatives. We take our sense of social responsibility seriously, and we’re already looking forward to our next quarters’ Positive Impact event!
Check out our Facebook page for more photos of our day at Bernie’s Book Bank!