BookEnds (West Hills, CA)


  • Name:Robin Keefe
  • Title:President and Founder

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:BookEnds
  • Address:6520 Platt Ave., #331
    West Hills, CA 91307
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:818-716-1198
  • Main fax:818-530-0982

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User Phone

  • Mobile phone:818-606-7211

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  • Mission:
  • BookEnds’ mission is to empower students to create a thriving community by opening the door to community service and literacy.

  • History:
  • BookEnds is an innovative, simple and economic solution to providing our most educationally underprivileged students with the books they need to learn to read. Now celebrating our 10th anniversary, BookEnds has engaged more than 206,000 students in community service through organizing BookEnds book drives to recycle their children’s books. Through BookEnds, 1.9 million quality children’s books have been donated to more than 478,000 Los Angeles low-income students. BookEnds has created 578 libraries in schools and youth organizations throughout Los Angeles and contributed more than $15 million worth of books. With our simple business model, every $1,000 invested in BookEnds historically generates $5,000 worth of new or quality, gently-used books donated to fill our neighborhood libraries.

    BookEnds began with the ingenuity of a child. In 1993, an 8 year-old boy led his peers to collect 847 new and gently-used books for a much-needed library at a Hollygrove, a home for abused children. His example inspired community leaders to create a non-profit organization – BookEnds. BookEnds became a project of Community Partners in 1998 and an independent non-profit organization in 2002, growing in response to the urgent need for an economical solution to provide books for our most educationally underprivileged students.

  • Year established:1998
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:22
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:2

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Jeffrey L. Richardson, Esq.
    Robin M. Keefe
    Kait Hilliard
    Wrenn E. Chais, Esq.
    Naya Bloom
    Ronni Ephraim
    Madeline Chais
    Zahra Dowlatabadi
    Julie Falls
    Eddie Fiszer, Ed.D.
    Randy Gale
    Megan Hilliard
    Brandon J. Keefe
    Ken Long
    Kelly Merryman
    Teresa Norland May
    James Queen
    Belinda Sacks, Esq.
    Patricia L. Tanenbaum
    Ayanna Williams-Henderson
    Brian Yacker
    Carol A. Zaslow

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Robin M. Keefe, President and Founder

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Robin M. Keefe, President and Founder
    Emily Beecher, Director of Programs


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:31-1803232

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