As we all know, Covid has highlighted the disparities in the school system in every single state. Prior to Covid however there were already people working to bridge the gap. Abby Daly is one of those people. She is the Founder of Bridge of Books and is working to get physical books into the hands of children all over New Jersey.
Abby started out her career in the legal profession. She knew once she had kids however that she didn’t want to stay. Luckily she was able to pivot and is now working on a cause near and dear to her heart.
Bridge of Books has been putting donated books into the hands of underserved kids in the state of New Jersey for over 20 years and in that time they’ve been able to move millions of books.
Listen as Abby shares more about the Foundation, her TEDx Talk, and how Covid has had them making changes to their operations. It has been proven that children who have access to books are able to adapt and develop more easily than those who don’t.
Abby’s mission is one of gold. If you want to learn more and see how you can help, visit https://bridgeofbooksfoundation.org/
- [01:40] Getting books into the hands of children is paramount to their development.
- [03:09] Learn about Abby Daly’s background and what pushed her to create Bridge of Books.
- [03:58] What was the main message of her TEDx Talk?
- [05:32] Abby shares the realities of her foundation.
- [07:58] Have her skills as an attorney helped her in building the Foundation?
- [10:12] What have been her greatest successes and challenges?
- [12:09] Why prepping for her TEDx Talk was radically different than she thought it would be.
- [14:18] How has Covid affected the operations of Bridge of Books?
- [17:03] Was their changed operating procedure for safety reasons?
- [19:19] Abby shares her biggest AHA and UH-OH moments.
- [21:34] What are her tips for staying motivated through hard times?
- [23:45] Her advice for sticking with it and reaching your dreams.
- [24:59] Connect with Abby.
Links and Resources:
Abby on Facebook
Abby on Twitter
Watch the interview here.