- This winter, Duffy Books in Homes officially becomes Books in Homes USA -
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 28, 2017 – Duffy Books in Homes, a nonprofit organization that provides books of their own choosing to economically disadvantaged children through elementary schools, preschool centers, and community organizations, today announces its rebranding efforts and name change as Books in Homes USA.
Since 2008, Books in Homes has provided books to children in need in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The Duffy Books in Homes program originally started in New Zealand. It was during a visit in 2005 during his doctoral studies that Dr. Richard Quest learned about the Duffy Books in Homes program. With the help of Kevin Drinkwater and Greg Howard and financial support from Mainfreight and CaroTrans International shipping companies, Duffy Books in Homes USA was subsequently piloted in a school in upstate New York and was officially incorporated in 2008. With the continued support of Mainfreight and CaroTrans along with additional support from BDP International and Wellshire Farms, Books in Homes has provided over half a million books to more than 160,000 children to date.
About Books in Homes USA
Books in Homes USA addresses the problem of "booklessness" by providing economically disadvantaged children with high quality books of their own choosing. Collaborative fund raising between valued business partners, schools, and community organizations provides a “hand-up” not a “hand-out” philosophy to empower the children they serve.