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Conversation with Jennifer Frances

Conversation with Jennifer Frances

Voyage Tampa sits down with Jenn and discovers the rich history of Bess The Book Bus. Read about their conversation and all of the literacy work that Bess The Book Bus continues to deliver through the pandemic years....

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Suncoast Credit Union Helps Out

Suncoast Credit Union Helps Out

“We would like to thank Suncoast Credit Union for supporting our Build That Bus campaign!" announces Bess The Book Bus. "Their  generosity will enable us to build an efficient and reliable vehicle that can reach more children in Tampa Bay, giving students the access...

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On The Road – Lake Charles, LA

On The Road – Lake Charles, LA

On the road again in the rain.  However, it didn't dampen our spirits one bit! Bess the Book Bus brings hundreds of books to Calcasieu students The reporter that filed this video wasn't deterred either! Watch as she is all smiles with her report!    ...

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“Build That Bus!” Roll-Out

“Build That Bus!” Roll-Out

We adapted our events to meet Covid protocols and with some creativity and “elbow grease”, we managed to keep distributing books safely. Our new bus will carry 9 rolling carts, this feature will make our distribution event set up and scheduling more efficient but...

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Bess and The Washington Post

Bess and The Washington Post

Recently an article featuring Bess The Book Bus and children of the Navajo Nation was featured in the venerable The Washington Post.  It highlighted the difficulties with marginalized populations not having access to online learning. We have received amazing...

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Lightning Foundation

Lightning Foundation

In 2011, Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, along with his wife, Penny, launched the Lightning Community Hero program, which is a collaboration of the Vinik Family Foundation and the Lightning Foundation, to distribute $10 million to deserving Heroes and non-profits...

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