Books for You

Hi my name is Alejandro Barriga

I am the founder of Books for You, Books for You was created to provide to those vulnerable communities where education materials are scarce. Many people do not know this problem exists, much less worry about them. This issue mainly affects immigrants, Hispanic, and African American communities. The idea of creating Books for You to support these communities arose from the need I saw. Books for You would start in Mid-March during at the beginning of COVID-19. The first official movement to collecting books outside of our friends and family was to create boxes. I would be creating designed boxes with logos and directions on what we wanted. The boxes would later be spread throughout the City of Doral and left in various locations and tutoring centers. We later quickly entered Instagram due to COVID-19 and started to post the needs for books.
We also began to work with WhatsApp to send messages such as asking for donations,  Within our Instagram page (@bfymiami), we quickly expanded and started to receive books throughout Florida's different districts. We would be receiving messages from various communities like South Miami, Kendall, North Miami, and Weston. With all these various districts, we reached to collecting 8,000 books in just six months. Books for You would eventually be donating to Overtown Youth Center, Bethania Church, Indiantown, L'Ecole Preparatory de Milot School in Haiti, mini-libraries in the Dominican Republic, and Rural neighbors (Florida City, Immokalee Fl, Ruskin, Okeechobee Fl, LaBelle Fl, Pahokee Fl, and Indiantown Fl). Books for You has been able to impact around 7,000 people in different districts and communities. Donating funds to Books for You would help out by collecting books easier and donate to more communities.

Instagram: @bfymiami

Facebook: @Books For You Miami

Organizer and beneficiary

Alejandro Barriga
Doral, FL
Yenny Cardona

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