Sheltering Books, Inc.

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Sheltering Books, Inc. is a non profit 501 (c)(3)  charity started by Mackenzie Bearup of Alpharetta Georgia.  Sheltering Books provides adult and childrens books for homeless sheters across the USA. Today the charity is run by both Mackenzie and her brothers. Alex and Benjamin.  Alex focuses on children in the Atlanta area and Benjamin focuses on providing books to our miliatry across the world.

Mackenzie was only 13 years old when she began collection children's books for shelters and her book drive quickly took off.  It soon became a family project with her 2 brothers working along side her.  Today they have collected and donated over 360,000 books to shelters across the world.  

Sheltering Books Inc has been recognized with the following  community service awards:

CNN Hero 2010      - see video on our links page

NBC Nightly News Making a Difference      - see video on our links page

Featured on "Great American Heroes with Trace Adkins"

Glamour Women of the Year Reaers Choice Elite 8

Daily Points of Light Winner

Hands on America- Scholastic Books Be Big in Your Community winner

America Inspired Hero

Atlanta 20 Under 20 honoree

Bank of America Local Hero

Huffington Post Greatest Person of the Day

2010 Prudential Spirit Of Community Award

11 Alive and the Junior League Of Atlanta Kids Who Care Award 2009

Nestles Very Best In Youth Award 2009

Seventeen Magazine Mission Award 2009

Pottery Barn Teen of the Month May 2009

Brittany Stathes Caring Heart award 2009

featured on CBS Atlanta's Good Deeds segment

National Educators Association Youth Leader for Literacy 2008

Daughters of The American Revolution National Community Service award 2008

11 Alive Class Act