In 2018, a significant meeting unfolded between Jason Blumberg, the President and CEO of Global Vending Group Inc. (GVG), and an Assistant Principal hailing from a Title 1 School in Buffalo, New York. Their shared vision revolved around uniting books and families through an innovative vending machine concept. That is truly where our back story began. But what happened next, nobody could have predicted.
An Idea That Sparked A Reading Revolution
But back to the back story…
During this meeting, the Assistant Principal illuminated a pressing literacy issue within their school district. The root cause was a lack of enthusiasm and engagement when it came to reading books. Recognizing that enhanced reading comprehension and engagement could profoundly impact the children’s future, he proposed a solution. He believed that igniting students’ passion for reading by vending their favorite books and allowing them to take them home would not only boost a child’s literacy but also strengthen family bonds through shared reading experiences.
Mr. Blumberg embraced this vision and collaborated closely with his team to turn it into a reality. GVG went on to create a customized vending machine, known as the “Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine”, which dispenses books using a special golden token. This unique machine operates by rewarding children with this golden token for displaying good behavior and positive habits.
A Rewarding Program-In More Ways Than One!
Currently, the Bookworm machine is actively serving in numerous schools across the United States, boasting an impressive engagement rate. More and more students eagerly flock to this vending machine to acquire their beloved books. As books are continually distributed, new ones take their place, offering limitless opportunities for children to learn and become engrossed in reading. This combination of book vending and a rewards system holds the potential to bridge the gap between literacy and engagement.
Inchy The Bookworm’s Back Story
The vending machine’s design revolves around Inchy The Bookworm, making it a captivating centerpiece. It prominently features children and books as central themes. Additionally, schools have the option to request a custom-designed, one-of-a-kind machine, incorporating their school mascot and logo. These eye-catching designs magnetically draw children towards the machine, with books becoming the ultimate prized possessions.
We Believe In Literacy For All
Global Vending Group takes immense pride in being part of a greater cause. We firmly believe in corporate social responsibility, and we’re dedicated to utilizing our resources to contribute to the advancement of literacy among all students. This program represents just one of the many ways we are working to prepare children for the challenges of the future.
If you believe that this program could benefit your school, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via phone or email at any time. We would be delighted to assist you. Together, we can champion literacy for all!