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.
After a long search, the 2013 Book'Em Sale found a home in Richfield at the former Border's book store location. The new space worked out well and resulted in a very successful sale! Thank you to all the individuals who donated their time, talent and items to sell. Thank you to all of our loyal customers and finally, thank you to the various corporations who donate in a variety of ways to support the sale each year. We appreciate everyone's efforts and couldn't do it without you!
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 sale on Thursday, November 14th, 2013. 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