“Books helped me in my darkest days. I want to empower others the same way,” says Sonia Qazi
On Sept. 23, 2011, Sonia’s mother, Najma Bibi, and her sister, Sidra Mehtab, 18, who remained in their native Pakistan, were brutally murdered — allegedly by assassins hired by Bibi’s husband. Instead of allowing her grief to take over, Sonia decided to do something positive with her pain. Together with her best friend, Sehar Parvez, and her roommate, Suzan Tang, Sonia formed Freedom Through Books in December 2011. Freedom Through Books is non-profit organization whose purpose is to donate books to shelters supporting the needs of domestic violence survivors and homeless families.
Additional information about Freedom Through Books and how to donate new or gently used books may be found by visiting www.facebook.com/freedomthroughbooks
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