Hindi's Libraries has hit a monumental book donation milestone.
The organization that was formed in 2018 by Dovid Kanarfogel and Leslie Gang recently received their book donation number 100,000 on Aug 24 when, East Meadow resident Eddie Cuello, founder of Books for Veterans, dropped off book number 100,000.
Hindi's is an international nonprofit organization that collects new and gently used books and donates them to children across the globe at no cost to the recipients. It is named in honor of Dr. Hindi Krinsky. Hindi, a 32- year old English teacher at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, passed away suddenly from a complication of Crohn’s Disease in August 2018.
Since its inception, Hindi’s Libraries has donated more than 700 boxes of books to organizations spanning across all 50 states, India, Africa, Puerto Rico, and Israel. Recipients include medical centers, pediatric offices and clinics, schools, homeless shelters, foster care agencies, Little Free Library Stewards, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations that serve families and children in need.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Hindi’s paused its book shipments and instead focused on the needs of the community.
"In late May, Hindi’s Libraries resumed its book donations by partnering with local nonprofits including Birthday Wishes, Gammy’s Pantry and the food distribution at the MLK Center in Long Beach, NY, to provide books to families throughout Long Island and Queens," Gang said. "Later in the summer, Hindi’s Libraries resumed its out-of-state shipments and has sent more than 50 boxes to nonprofits operating during the pandemic."
The organization is still seeking more volunteers to help package book donations. If you are not local, but would like to make a contribution, visit www.hindislibraries.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.