Cerini & Associates, LLP Partners with Book Fairies to Spread Books Across the NY Metro Area
Cerini & Associates, LLP, a leading audit, tax, and business advisory Firm serving both nonprofit and for-profit businesses, increases its commitment to the nonprofit sector, by launching a collaboration with The Book Fairies, Inc. – a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that collects gently used books and distributes them to people in need throughout metropolitan New York. The collaboration is an effort to improve literacy, which in turn should break the cycle of poverty for many children in lower socio-economic areas. For every chargeable hour that any accountant/advisor at Cerini & Associates performs, they will work with Book Fairies to cover the cost to distribute a book to a child that doesn’t have access to books. “We felt it was important to add purpose to our mission,” said Ken Cerini, Cerini & Associates Managing Partner. “When we explored the different partnerships we could engage in, this one resonated with us, because it focuses on education and the impact of learning.”
“Cerini & Associates believes that its responsibility goes beyond the nonprofit sector and is seeking real societal change through education and literacy. Book Fairies and their mission is the perfect partner to help us accomplish this purpose,” said Shari Diamond, Partner at Cerini & Associates.
“The Book Fairies commends organizations like Cerini & Associates for taking a proactive step with corporate social responsibility and making the support of local non-profits a part of their day-to-day business activities,” said Amy Zaslansky, founder of the Book Fairies. “This is a perfect way for all of Cerini’s employees to take pride in their individual and collective contributions to a charity that is striving to increase literacy across New York by providing free books to underprivileged children. We are humbled and honored by their generosity and continued support. We hope more businesses will follow Cerini & Associates’ lead by understanding how consumers are more engaged when they have a vested interest or are involved in giving back to their community.”
The Book Fairies is a 501(c)(3) organization that collects reading materials for people in need. The reading materials foster literacy and academic success, provide a respite from personal struggles, and nurture a love of reading across varying age groups. Over 1500 individuals volunteer with The Book Fairies, helping to sort materials and manage regular book fairs, where registered teachers are able to take an unlimited amount of free reading material to stock their classroom libraries. Founded in 2012, The Book Fairies has redistributed and donated over 1 million books to local high need schools, shelters, soup kitchens, correctional facilities and even underdeveloped countries in Africa. For more information, visit www.thebookfairies.org.
Time dedicated to clients by Cerini & Associates employees is more meaningful than typical “work.”
We are grateful for our alliance with Cerini & Associates and the impact their dedication to increasing literacy has made on the community. Employees and clients should feel gratified that they are putting books in the hands of underprivileged children across New York, and that they are single-handedly helping to eradicate illiteracy.
With their support, The Book Fairies is on a mission to break the cycle of illiteracy stemming from poverty and a lack of access to reading material. It’s a simple yet incredibly impactful gesture that should be revered and modeled by others.