Educational Programs

Educational Programs


During the early years of Brother’s Brother Foundation, Mrs. Gussie Hingson, wife of BBF Founder Dr. Robert Hingson, would often accompany her husband on his medical mission trips overseas. In 1961, during one of these mission trips, Mrs. Hingson met Victoria Tolbert, the wife of former Vice President William R. Tolbert of Liberia. During this visit, it became apparent to Mrs. Hingson that countries such as Liberia lack adequate educational material in many if not all of their schools; and it was a result of this conversation that BBF’s Education Program was formed. One year later, in 1962, BBF’s first collection of 100,000 community-donated school texts was sent to Liberia. Since that time, BBF has continued in Mrs. Hingson’s footsteps and has shipped over 96 million books to 112 countries all over the world. A large portion of these donations are made through partnership with US book publishing companies, Pearson Education and McGraw Hill Companies. By collaborating with international and domestic partner organizations, BBF is able to effectively distribute these books and educational materials to communities, schools, and students who truly need them.
During the early years of Brother’s Brother Foundation, Mrs. Gussie Hingson, wife of BBF Founder Dr. Robert Hingson, would often accompany her husband on his medical mission trips overseas. In 1961, during one of these mission trips, Mrs. Hingson met Victoria Tolbert, the wife of former Vice President William R. Tolbert of Liberia. During this visit, it became apparent to Mrs. Hingson that countries such as Liberia lack adequate educational material in many if not all of their schools; and it was a result of this conversation that BBF’s Education Program was formed. One year later, in 1962, BBF’s first collection of 100,000 community-donated school texts was sent to Liberia. Since that time, BBF has continued in Mrs. Hingson’s footsteps and has shipped over 96 million books to 112 countries all over the world. A large portion of these donations are made through partnership with US book publishing companies, Pearson Education and McGraw Hill Companies. By collaborating with international and domestic partner organizations, BBF is able to effectively distribute these books and educational materials to communities, schools, and students who truly need them.

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Education Program Statistics


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Our mission helps people, young and old, worldwide. However, BBF relies entirely upon the generosity and philanthropic nature of people like you who take it upon themselves to seek out ways to help those in need and make a difference in the lives of others. Your cash donation will allow us to pay shipping costs for containers of goods that will be sent to those in need.

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Our mission helps people, young and old, worldwide. However, BBF relies entirely upon the generosity and philanthropic nature of people like you who take it upon themselves to seek out ways to help those in need and make a difference in the lives of others. Your cash donation will allow us to pay shipping costs for containers of goods that will be sent to those in need.

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