On Friday, February 2nd the Book Fair Foundation presented checks for ten thousand dollars each to the Artemis Center, Caesar’s Ford Theatre Co. and Dayton Public Radio; all beneficiaries of the proceeds from the 2017 Dayton Book Fair in a reception held at the 804 Meeting Space on Monument.
The mission of the Book Fair Foundation, Inc. is to receive and collect donated books which we resell through an annual book fair and other channels in order to raise money for a variety of charitable interests. In addition, we also redistribute donated books to schools, clinics, nursing homes, soup kitchens, the county jail, and other entities where books are needed.
Their annual Book Fair is held the second weekend in November at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton, Ohio.
Each year the Foundation chooses three beneficiaries from applications of local non-‐profit organizations to receive the proceeds from Ohio’s largest book fair, which takes place the second weekend in November at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.
2018 Dayton Book Fair Beneficiaries are:
We Care Arts – a non-profit organization that helps developmentally disabled adults and youth achieve greater personal independence. Through a variety of art classes and experiences, we promote the artist’s individuality, self esteem, community skills, ability to focus, life skills, responsibility, confidence and job skills.
Through the creation and sale of their individually crafted items, artists are able to affirm their self worth, take steps back into the mainstream of society and receive a supplemental income. We Care Arts provides all training and materials to artists and a portion of the proceeds of all sales is returned to the artist. The remainder goes back to program funding.
Rebuilding Together Dayton – Rebuilding Together Dayton is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization that assists low-income Dayton homeowners, particularly the elderly and disabled, to live in warmth, safety and independence by building community partnerships and providing home rehabilitation. Rebuilding Together Dayton is the only organization in the Miami Valley dedicated to rehabbing owner-occupied homes for low-income homeowners at no cost. Through in-kind labor and donated materials, Rebuilding Together Dayton is able to expand every dollar raised into $4.
Victory Project – The Victory Project breaks down the walls of captivity. By undoing the youths isolated experiences, we expose them to the potential of a positive socioeconomic standing through education, entrepreneurship and enlightenment. Our youth no longer depend on a criminal or social system which can enable their destructive lifestyles. Finding freedom and independence by obtaining marketable skills which will allow them to compete in the world. Empowering our young men to discover the life God intended. This vision is directly reflected in our motto: “It’s Less About What We Do And More About What We Undo.”