Books for the Barrios has been certified by the “Charities Under 1% Overhead” organization! This is a testament to the effiiciency of our charity. An independent audit shows that our overhead costs are below 1%. We are committed to making sure that your contributions get to the children and schools that need them and are not wasted in running the charity.
Every dollar of your financial support is turned into approximately $100 worth of educational resources placed directly into the hands of the students and teachers who need it most. To date, we have shipped more than 14 million pounds of educational resources to 20 million disadvantaged children.
In 2013 BOOKS for the BARRIOS (BftB) shipped 156,000 pounds of educational material to needy children, filling ten 20-foot container vans, without loss or diversion. The donations were distributed to five hundred deprived, depressed public schools that lacked classroom resources and reference learning resources. Continuous training and logistical support is provided to the seventy member schools in the BftB National “Model of Excellence” Schools Program.