Your support is essential to our work at Books For You Miami. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.
There are currently three main ways to donate and become a part of our team! The first two ways are by donating books, where one, you may leave a box of books on your doorstep, and kindly provide us a message through our social media accounts explaining the desired time and address for our team to pick them up. The second way of donating books is to drop them off at a store location that contains a Books for You box (our current box locations can be found in our social media posts). Walk into a mentioned store, locate our box, and drop off your donation.
No Books? No worries, another way to help Books for You is by contributing towards our Gofundme page, which is also accessible through our social media. Our team truly appreciates any contribution made, no matter how small.
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Books For You Miami an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your support mode, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.
Books for You boxes are located throughout many stores and collect different books. The books that we receive are from Pre-K--College level reading. You can find the box located on our social media or the home page under "How can I help." If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact us with your questions.
Three Simple Steps
Books For You's process for helping a community is a quite simplistic, yet fascinating three-step system.
Social media + book pickup
Organization + Packaging
Social Media Posts and Pick Ups
The first step in our social media is to send messages through WhatsApp, posting on Instagram and Facebook. We post on our stories that “Picking up today!” Weekly posts would happen so that we may expand our book donation. In the pick-up phase, we would look at the messages that would contain the address to pick up the books; we would go to the address and pick up the books on the front of their doorstep. We are also in continuous contact with the locations where our boxes are, so we continually collect the books that the community donates. Once we pick up the donation, we ask the donators if they would like a shout out through Instagram and Facebook.
Organization and Packaging
The second step is organizing and packaging the donated books. The donated books that are collected are brought together and not mixed with any other piles. When starting to organize the books, we filter books that are usable and are not usable. With the books, we make stakes of 10 to make it easier to count and post about the number of books collected and thank donators by tagging them in the post. Once the books are counted, we sort out the books by different categories such as from Pre-K —College, Spanish, Notebooks, Foreign, Skills, Dictionary, National Geographical, and Bibles. In the next step, the sorted books are categorized and placed into boxes with the lab of category it is and how many books are inside. We would set the box to donate after that process.
The third step is donating. After collecting books and having them packaged and marked, our team sets out to distribute them! Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most distributions have occurred via car drives in efforts to continue social distancing. Our books are typically displayed on a decorated table sorted by reading level, and our members work hard to find the perfect match of books for children. We are continuously in communication with Non-profit organizations, councils, and commissioners of cities, schools, hospitals, care centers for special children, organizations that provide basic needs for adults who live on the streets. Books for you seek to reach all those communities that we need.
CONTACT BOOKS FOR YOU MIAMI
If you want to donate books, send a message through our social networks or send us a message, we will gladly collect your books.
If you are an organization that requires books for a community in need, send us your information, and we will be in contact soon.