On Sunday, December 15, congregants from The Young Israel of Queens Valley gathered at the synagogue for a day of community service benefitting Hindi’s Libraries, a nonprofit that collects new and gently used books to donate around the world in memory of a 32 year old educator, Dr. Hindi Krinsky. To date, Hindi’s Libraries has collected more than 75,000 books which are distributed to approximately 375 organizations spanning across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Israel, and India.

After coordinating with Linda Cohen, who arranged the afternoon at her temple, Leslie Gang, co-founder of the nonprofit, delivered approximately 15 boxes of gently used books that were collected by various members of the New York community. Gang asked volunteers to review the reads to ensure they are in good condition, organize them by reading level and then package them appropriately. The books will then be labeled with a dedication sticker and shipped to a recipient organization in the upcoming weeks.

It was beautiful to see the Queens community be a part of the #giftofliteracy movement as they dedicated their afternoon to do good in conjunction with the nonprofit organization.

For more information about Hindi’s Libraries, visit www.hindislibraries.com