Sheltering Books, Inc. is a non profit 501 (c)(3) charity started by Mackenzie Bearup of Alpharetta Georgia. Sheltering Books provides adult and childrens books for homeless sheters across the USA. Today the charity is run by both Mackenzie and her brothers. Alex and Benjamin. Alex focuses on children in the Atlanta area and Benjamin focuses on providing books to our miliatry across the world.
Mackenzie was only 13 years old when she began collection children's books for shelters and her book drive quickly took off. It soon became a family project with her 2 brothers working along side her. Today they have collected and donated over 360,000 books to shelters across the world.
Sheltering Books Inc has been recognized with the following community service awards:
CNN Hero 2010 - see video on our links page
NBC Nightly News Making a Difference - see video on our links page
Featured on "Great American Heroes with Trace Adkins"
Glamour Women of the Year Reaers Choice Elite 8
Daily Points of Light Winner
Hands on America- Scholastic Books Be Big in Your Community winner
America Inspired Hero
Atlanta 20 Under 20 honoree
Bank of America Local Hero
Huffington Post Greatest Person of the Day
2010 Prudential Spirit Of Community Award
11 Alive and the Junior League Of Atlanta Kids Who Care Award 2009
Nestles Very Best In Youth Award 2009
Seventeen Magazine Mission Award 2009
Pottery Barn Teen of the Month May 2009
Brittany Stathes Caring Heart award 2009
featured on CBS Atlanta's Good Deeds segment
National Educators Association Youth Leader for Literacy 2008
Daughters of The American Revolution National Community Service award 2008
11 Alive Class Act