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Review for Books for Kids Foundation, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Books for Kids is a tremendous organization providing children with the fundamental tool to grow and become better people. Just as the names suggests, this is a transparent charity that provides books FOR kids. Through the development of libraries, learning centers, workshops with parents/guardians/children, and an equally fun and productive experience, Books for Kids makes the first step in development easier and accessible for thousands of children. Many people take for granted the power of reading, but this organization understands the importance and makes reading a fun experience that will hopefully help kids for the rest of their lives.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a member of the Junior Board, we have been able to generate significant interest and have started raising awareness to a diverse group of donors and supporters. It is easy for people to get behind such a simple (but critical) cause.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue raising awareness and working the grassroots route. Being able to bring a fun, colorful, safe reading environment to all kids from all backgrounds would be a wonderful starting point to education reform in this country.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Helping children learn and creating an environment for kids at an early age to understand how fun reading can be.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

An incredible group of dedicated folks from different backgrounds, making for a very productive environment.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Significantly help hundreds of thousands of kids through multiple decades by providing fun, safe learning environments. Strong readers are the foundation for innovative, productive, moral future generations.

Ways to make it better...

It's excellent and we have the ability to make a difference which we are doing one step at a time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding and technological capabilities.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Reading is paramount to a higher quality of life. It is the ONE tool that enables indivudals to overcome their circumstances and rise above it all. Whether we help one child or thousdands, we are improving the future with each step.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & Junior Board Member.