Jan 2014 - Krupa Sourirajan is passionate about reading books and wanted to help kids around the world by providing used or new books. Through various brainstorming sessions, she envisioned and invented the website KidsBookForFree.com and became the voice of HAK Foundation.
May 2014 - Following the naming of the website, we went on to create a parent organization called Help-A-Kid Foundation and registered in the state of New Jersey, US.
June 2014 - Mr. Parraga and Mr. Priddy joined the leadership team.
February 2015 - HAK Foundation website online
May 2015 - KidsBooksForFree.com website online
I am passionate about reading books and envisioned about helping kids in a unique way - providing a platform to promote free books. Working in HAK Foundation gives me an immense pleasure of serving the kids community throughout the world by effectively utilizing my idea of helping kids in a unique way. I am so glad that I am able to make an impact in kids welfare by starting this service in Essex,NJ and reach out beyond our comfort zone while partnering with some of the most passionate and driven philanthropists on the globe
mission & vision
The primary mission of Help-A-Kid Foundation is to provide a electronic marketplace where an individual organization (like Children's Orphanages, Children's Home, Temples, Churches, etc) can get used or new textbooks or reading books from an individual donors or individual organization for free. Our services also include collecting donations and distribute them to the registered individual organization (like Children’s Orphanage, Children’s Home, etc.,) to buy textbooks or school supplies.
Everyday more volunteers are joining our foundation to enhance the welfare of kids. Find out how to become our volunteer and partner.
Mr. Parraga is the Chairman of Zippy Shell USA, a national self storage and moving franchise company. Mr. Parraga is an accomplished franchise development professional with more than 20 years of executive leadership, franchising and sales experience. He is the former Executive Vice President of Realogy. In that role, Mr. Parraga was responsible for the sale and ongoing operations of master franchises around the world. He has successfully negotiated and signed
more than 200 master franchise agreements, encompassing more than 150 countries and territories, and was responsible for more than 6,500 real estate franchise offices outside of the U.S. Mr. Parraga is also on the Advisory Board of Concierge Auctions, a luxury real estate auctions company, selling high-end properties worldwide, and also served on the board of The Special Olympics 2014 National Games. Mr. Parraga graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland and was formerly a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Maryland..
Founder of Priddy Learning Academy, Inc., Mr. Priddy received his bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Kansas, Lawrence in 1988.He also received a U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship and completed two years of graduate studies at the University of Kansas Graduate School’s Department of East Asian Languages and Culture. Mr. Priddy is an avid runner and has participated in the New York Marathon several times and has been active contributor to local charity events..
Mr. Rajan is the Executive Director in Panasonic Corporation of North America . Mr. Rajan is an accomplished technologist with more than 25 years of IT and Management experience. Mr. Rajan received his Bachelors in Statistics and Masters in Computer Science from St. Joseph's College. He also received his MBA in Business Administration and International Business from Websters University.
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