Business Wire Gives Back: Miami Staffers and local NAHJ South Florida Chapter Support Library through Charity Book Drive

by Pilar Portela, Media Relations Supervisor, Business Wire/Miami
Pilar Portela

West Media Relations Supervisor, Ethnic Media Circuits

This holiday season, Business Wire Florida and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) of South Florida joined forces to raise books for a local Miami school library through the non-profit organization Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) of South Florida.

Established in 2009, SWSG South Florida is dedicated to supporting grade school girls (mostly Hispanic) who live in Miami-Dade County. The organization asked for books to be donated to a local elementary school library.

Throughout the month of November both organizations promoted the charity book drive via NAHJ’s local chapter website, Facebook fan page, and Twitter handle; and on Business Wire’s LatinoWire Twitter handle. On Friday, Dec. 9, NAHJ South Florida Chapter held a Holiday Mixer & Book Drive where they asked fellow journalists to bring new or gently used hard cover books at the door. Pilar Portela, Business Wire Florida Media Relations Supervisor and NAHJ South Florida At Large Officer helped organize the event and held a Business Wire Florida office book drive. Together they successfully rose over 50 books and more awareness of SWSG South Florida

Pilar and NAHJ South Florida’s President Christine Armario dropped off the collected books at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Elementary school library in southwest Miami-Dade County. Stoneman serves 1,300 students in grades pre-kindergarten to five on three campuses and offers a dual-language curriculum of English and Spanish.

Due to the large number of students Stoneman serves there are still many book shelves to fill in the library, especially in their Spanish section. For more information about Strong Women Strong Girls and city locations go to: http://swsg.org/.

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2 Responses to Business Wire Gives Back: Miami Staffers and local NAHJ South Florida Chapter Support Library through Charity Book Drive

  1. Drewry says:

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE what “Warren Buffett’s BusinessWire” is doing in Miami, Florida. It brings joy to my heart that this beautiful site is helping to:

    “raise books for a local Miami school library through the non-profit organization Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) of South Florida.”

    Being of service to others not only keeps businesses of all sizes successful, but also residually blessed by God. I love to read such emotionally uplifting blog posts like this, because we need more beautiful organizations to successfully follow [Warren Buffett's BusinessWire] lead. I admire and respect Warren Buffett, and his gracious heart towards helping others, as looking up to successful leaders such as him helps me to make all kinds of positive progress in my personal life transformation. Wishing the beautiful people of this amazing site a blessed 2012. I am happy to create a post on my site and raise positive awareness of this blog, with a link back to you. I am very grateful for you interacting with me also!

    Keep up the good work BusinessWire, in helping others succeed! :-)

    Happy new years,

    Drewry

    http://www.drewrynewsnetwork.com/f6/honoring-amazing-accomplishments-tom-terwilliger-2433.html

  2. [...] Hispanic Elections panel discussion featuring Maria Elena Salinas of Univision. Last, I helped to raise books for a local underprivileged Miami school library through a NAHJ South Florida and Business Wire [...]

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