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.
Thanks to everyone who made the 2014 Book'Em Sale a huge success! We count on the support of our great customers, the hard work of our volunteers, the generosity of those who donate items and also a large number of businesses that help in various ways to sponsor the sale. We couldn't do it without you!
We are in the process of accepting grant applications for the 2014 BCPA grants. Applications are due September 19, 2014 and can be downloaded here. Grant awardees will be chosen in October and presented on November 18, 2014.
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 former 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