Fundraising in Your Neighborhood


Bess the Book Bus has assembled some wonderfully supportive fundraising ambassadors, we call this philanthropic team Friends of Bess! Would you like to help us spread the of love of reading by hosting a Bess the Book Bus Stop? It’s simple, Friends of Bess support the mission in many ways:

  • Host Jennifer and a volunteer at your home to save money on hotel costs, and/or
  • Host a neighborhood fundraiser and the local children can come pick out a book when they bring a donation to Bess, and/or
  • Organize a Bess the Book Bus visit to your school, each child (for a suggested $5 donation per student) can climb aboard Bess and pick out a book. This idea has worked well for student council groups that are youth-led.

Send an email to and we can schedule a Friends of Bess event with you, or register by clicking the button:

Give with Confidence


As a national charity, we hold ourselves accountable to our members, the public and all children that have a love of reading and book ownership. Our strong performance is reflected in the fact that Bess The Book Bus is recognized as a Gold Level, 5 star agency by Guidestar, Charity Navigator and GreatNonProfits and by many other charity watchdog organizations.

Feel free to download copies of our IRS Form 990, annual year-end financial statements, and other information directly from this webpage.

Contact Jennifer E. Frances, with any questions regarding these reports at: Bess The Book Bus