The Bloomington Crime Prevention Association (BCPA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose primary focus is to raise money for community based crime prevention programs. We are best known for our annual fundraiser, the Book'Em Used Book Sale, one of the largest used book sales in the Midwest, usually held in early June each year.
***2014 Book'Em Sale***
We are very excited to announce the details for our 2014 sale!
We will return to the same great location as last year,
810 W 78th St., Richfield MN (former Borders book store). Our sale will begin on June 7th and run through June 21st (preview sale Friday June 6th). We will begin collecting donations the first week in April with drop boxes available throughout Bloomington. We need your gently used books, games, puzzles, music, movies and more! For information on drop off locations and items accepted please click here.
We are very pleased and proud to announce that this past October, the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association awarded the 2013 Crime Prevention Team Award to BCPA Vice President Jay Juergens and his wife, Deanna. Jay has been the Book'Em Sale Coordinator for the past several years and he and Deanna put in countless volunteer hours to make the Book'Em fundraiser a huge success. Congratulations Jay and Deanna!
Grants and annual funding totaling $81,700 were awarded from the proceeds of the 2013 Book'Em Sale. Ten awardees were chosen from the large number of organizations requesting grants. Bloomington National Night Out, Cornerstone Advocacy Service and the Northern Star Council Juvenile Diversion were a few of the groups receiving grants. For a detailed list of the 2013 grants please click here.
We hope you will consider becoming a member of BCPA. Your tax-deductible contribution will help further our crime prevention efforts and also includes some perks for the Book'Em sale.
BCPA Board of Directors