"26 Years of Supporting Reading
for Anyone Who Wants To Read And Learn"
Bookman could not operate without the help of its volunteers. The
organization has no paid staff and relies entirely on the efforts of
retired volunteers for all its activities. These men can be seen in a
number of situations below.
The late Leonard Pearlman, or "Lenny
the Elf" as he was known,›at his command post in the children's
room. Lennie passed away in January 2013 after 20 years of
Irwin (seated left) with his
three 'elves', and a friend. From L to R, Darryl (the friend),
Lennie, Tony, and Don. With their help, the organization moves
more than half a million books each year.
The efforts of these volunteers resulted in a
warehouse that looked like this:
Additional volunteers showed up for special projects as can be seen
in these photos:
|The Bookman's new van
obtained in March 2006 to
replace an earlier one damaged in an accident. The
van was provided entirely by The San Diego Nice Guys
Patronas, whose names grace the door panels.
|Irwin Herman and Don Shultz with 8
volunteers help prepare a shipment of 20,000 books for the
Batangas Social Development Foundaton in the Philippines. The
books will form the basis of a new school district. The books
were packed onto 11 pallets and trucked to Los Angeles where
they will be sent by freighter to Manila and then again trucked
to their destination.
||The Pimental family from Walnut, California
after having just loaded 6,000 books into a rented truck for
eventual delivery to the Initao Central School in the Province
of Misamis Oriental, Philippines. This donation on May 17, 2010
made the total of books sent from The Bookman to the
Philippines almost 100,000 over the past 5 years.
|Volunteers Darrel Sims and Michael Geiger (on
forklift) help load some 35,000 books into a 20 foot container
for shipment to Ghana. The shipment was organized by Senyo
Adjibolosoo of the Human
Factor Leadership Academy and paid for by Jason Jenkins of
VAM Investment group.
||Fr. Manuel Medina (left) with two of his
colleagues finish loading 20,000 books on their truck to ship
to the Philippines. Center front is Irwin Herman. This was Fr.
Medina's second trip to pick up books.
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