A teacher and mother of five young kids from New York who died last year has inspired thousands to donate children’s books in her honor. Hindi Krinsky passed away in August 2018 at age 32 from complications from Crohn’s disease and her loved ones decided to start a community library at her childrens’ school and asked parents to donate a book to go in it.
They got so many donations for the library, they decided to expand their idea, starting the nonprofit Hindi’s Libraries to donate new and gently used children’s books to 300 organizations throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Israel. They’ve since collected and donated over 40,000 books to kids in need.
“By using her passion and drive as fuel, together we are putting smiles on the faces of thousands of children throughout the world, by giving them the gift of literacy,” explains Krinsky’s friend Leslie Gang, “and I hope Hindi would be proud of that.”