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Books for You Miami

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Books For You is a None profit organization created by Alejandro Barriga in March 2020. Books for You redistributes used or new books and educational material completely free to communities, schools, or organizations in need at the local, state, and international levels.
 
Many people do not know these problems exist, much less worry about them. This problem mainly affects immigrant, Hispanic, and Black communities. For these demographics, their education could improve with our help.

Books For You was born as a response to the questions we ask ourselves; "How can children that do not have access to educational materials improve their current condition?" "Who helps them?" "Why should we care and support them?" 



Creating boxes with logos started as establishing relationships with tutoring centers around the City of Doral. These tutoring centers gave us an advantage and a quick start to collecting books. Since they were frequently visited by families that would constantly hold piles of unused books. 

Noticing the disposal of unused books as we live in a virtual world. We started to leave designated boxes in different locations around Doral. Thanks to the assistance of Art Shack Doral, Homework Plus, the Doral Tennis Center Club, we could fast-track many of our book collections.  

Even though we started on a fast track, unfortunately, we hit a wall when the pandemic began to close business, and the "stay-at-home orders" from the government started. Therefore we had to implement our social networking strategies to continue with our goal. We began working with WhatsApp, sending messages to everyone we knew asking for book donations. We created the website and the Instagram account @bfymiami, where we quickly made ourselves known, and our donations grew. At that moment, organizations and communities began to contact us for help.



Books for You has donated to large organizations, schools, and communities at the local and state levels like :

Miami Dade School Board
Volunteers of America Of Florida 
OYC Miami 
City of Doral
Amigos For Kids 
The ChildrenTrust
Bryan Art Foundation 
Rotary Club Doral
City of Indiantown, Florida 
Miami Rescue Mission 
Consulado de Mexico en Miami
Marsoni Foundation 
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation
Nicklaus 4 Kids 
Glory To God PPEC
Mariano Moreno Culinary Institute
Doral Academic Elementary School
Isaac Academy Charter School 
Somerset Prep Academy 
Pinecrest North preparatory
Somerset Oaks Academy
academic Charter School East & 
Academic Charter School East Middle 
Howard Drive Elementary
Mandarin Lakes K8 Academy
Miami Dade County Schools
Leadership Learner Center
Rotary Club of Hialeah- Miami Springs
Big Brothers Big Sisters 
Andrea Believe Foundation
Florida City
Rural Neighborhoods
Ruskin Florida
Okeechobee Fl 
La Belle Fl 
Pahokee Fl 
Doral Lions Club 
And more….


International donations made to communities, schools, and organizations such as
 
1 Paso a la vez by Sofia Lachapelle -Dominican Republic 
"Her For Humanity " -Haiti 
Caravana de la Esperanza -Venezuela
Conquistando Sonrisas -Venezuela
Semillas de amor del rosario -Venezuela 
Semillas de amor la villa -Venezuela 
Soy Cristin Vilchez -Venezuela 
Fundation Jhalita -Venezuela 
Cassimiro Global Foundation -Honduras-Venezuela 
Ayudalos -Venezuela


Schools Partnerships to providing Donations 

Riviera Schools Miami
Florida Christian School 
The Art Shack Doral 
Homework Plus Doral 
Doral Tennis Center ( Coach Many )
Key Club GHB Organization 
FIU 
Doral Academic


Volunteers

We have more than 100 children around Miami, Doral, and South Miami, who have helped us keep the organization's logistics going. Thanks to them, we can pick up at the house's doors, then filter and organize by grades, to finally contact teachers, schools, organizations, or communities that need such donations.


Ambassadors

We now have young leaders who collaborate with Books For You from their schools.



As of November 2022, Books for You has donated more than 70K books and educational material and has benefited…


Teachers

Tutors

Communities in need 

Schools

Hospitals

Tutoring Centers


Books for You positively impacted more than 100,000 people locally and internationally, spreading reading, knowledge, and new opportunities for children, young people, and adults in need.



Recognition

City of Doral given by Digna Cabral, where they recognize the commitment, effort, and dedication given to our community, 2020
Silver Knight Honorable Mention 2021 ( Business )

Alejandro Barriga obtained 5th place in Biznovator Camp with Books For You, where he competed with 32 young entrepreneurs from around Latin America.

Interview
Roxana sin Limites - Interview 2020
Unlimited Magazine USA 2021
Voyagemiami - Interview 2021
Shoutout Miami - Interview 2021
Miami Rescue Mission - Interview 2021



New Horizons…

At this time, we are spreading our organization to other parts of South Florida, where we are in talks with new Ambassadors who, with their work, will positively impact the City of Orlando and its surroundings.

Books for You would benefit from your funding by helping us with costs such as ... transportation, packaging, office supplies, government files, and more. Books for You logistics is costly, and with your help, we reach further than ever before!

With your donation, you help us spread the knowledge of books to our kids.

Instagram : @bfymiami
Facebook : @BOOKS For You MIAMI
Website : [email redacted]
Alejandro Barriga
CEO Books For You
786-9169445

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Donations (4)

  • Carmen Zuloaga
    • $200 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous
    • $500 
    • 3 d
  • Elsa Romero
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $200 
    • 1 yr
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Doral, FL

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