Philanthropy in Phocus – Recap & Announcement 5.21.2021

Story Hour With The Book Fairies

The Book Fairies is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that collects reading materials for people in need throughout metropolitan New York. The reading materials foster literacy and academic success, provide a respite from personal struggles, and nurture a love of reading across age groups.

Amy Zaslansky is the founder of The Book Fairies, a nonprofit organization that provides books to people in need across metropolitan New York. Since its inception in 2012, The Book Fairies has donated more than 2.7 million books to underserved schools and nonprofit organizations including hospitals, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and correctional facilities. Amy, a lifelong avid reader and lover of books.

She is a Maryland native, graduated from Emory University with a BA in Psychology and earned her MS in Occupational Therapy from Temple University. Her earlier careers included being an Occupational Therapist, and operating an e-commerce site. Amy resides on Long Island with her husband, three children, and a small menagerie of pets.

Click here to watch the video show as it streamed on Facebook.

Next week, Solace House will join me in the attic for an interview. Solace House’s goal is to make talking about not being okay, okay. At Solace House, their mission to provide free, accessible, professional counseling and support services to anyone in emotional crisis.

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