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Help Support "Bess the Book Bus"

"Bess the Book Bus," a literacy program that was featured in our "Early's Angels" series last year, is looking for "Early Show" viewers' help in an effort to win a $50,000 grant.

To help, all you have to do is vote for "Bess the Book Bus" by clicking on the "Vote for this idea" button on the Bess the Book Bus support page.

Vote for Bess the Book Bus

Bess the Book Bus, Inc., is a non-profit mobile organization that provides books to underprivileged, inner-city kids.

The effort began in 2002 when Jennifer Frances cashed in her 401K, dreaming of doing something fulfilling with her life. She bought a 1972 Volkswagen bus she named "Bess," and started giving out free books to kids. Since then, Frances and her subsequent "Bess" buses have reached thousands of children across the country.

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