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  • Writer's pictureBenay Hicks

And the Dream Big grand total is…

Dear friends of Book Harvest,

WOW! THANKS! Look what we did together!

44,092 is a whole lot of books. That’s 4,409 children who can build home libraries, enjoy bedtime stories, and feel pride in owning their very own books!

And here are a few more inspiring numbers:

  1. Over 600 people braved the freezing cold to volunteer and celebrate with us at Dream Big on MLK Day!

  2. 76 groups and organizations ran book drives and collected new and gently used books to donate! (See the huge list here!)

  3. Sponsors donated more than $100,000 to make Dream Big and Book Harvest‘s work happen year-round! (Check out all our sponsors here!)

All the photos from our red carpet photo booth are available here, as are lots of other event photos. Feel free to find yourself and download your photos for free! And if you share them on social media, don’t forget the hashtag: #dreambigbookdrive

Many thanks to photographers Sarah Schulz, Sybil Robb, and Scott Van Manen for donating their time and talents to provide all these great memories!

Thank you for dreaming BIG with Book Harvest,

P.S. Curious what it takes to sort 44,092 books? Here’s just a glimpse of the action!

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