Bensonhurst resident Iljirijana Glavatovic recently started a virtual book drive to raise money for students at a Brooklyn public elementary school.
A sophomore at City College, Glavatovic and her three siblings decided to open an online book drive using the services of a charity organization called First Book. According to the organization’s website, First Book launched in 1992 and has since provided over 100 million books and educational resources to schools across Canada and the United States.
The Glavatovic family’s aim is to raise $1,000 for for P.S. 38, an elementary school in Boerum Hill. They will then buy books through another charity organization, Athletes for Charity, which is providing them with a 90 percent discount.
“This allows us to buy cool Disney books for as low as $2.50,” Glavatovic said in an email to the Sheepshead Bites.
Glavatovic is directing people to First Book’s website, where a donation can be made. She also writes:
My brothers, sister and I need your help to raise $1000 or more to purchase brand new books to encourage children to read. Reading is fundamental and if we can raise enough books for children, we can show them that people care enough about their education. We are hoping to illustrate that reading is fun and can be a step forward to accomplishing ones dreams.
Help a neighbor do a good thing, and contribute at the link above. Good luck, Glavatovic!