Zaire and Zeneta’s wishlist fetches almost £10,000

Outside of this list, generous donors across the country have donated books aimed at educating children on topics such as racism, diversity and inclusion.

BUFFALO, NY — In May, Zaire Goodman, one of the survivors of the Tops mass shooting, and her mother Zeneta Everhart created an Amazon wishlist of books.

Outside of this list, generous donors across the country have donated books to educate children on topics such as racism, diversity and inclusion.

To say it’s successful is probably an incredible understatement.

On Friday, they got a little more help handling all the donations from Everhart’s alma mater, Villa Maria College.

“Thousands and thousands. We now have almost 10,000 books,” Everhart said.

Everhart calls him crazy in all the right ways. It’s definitely a good issue to have: all of these books are a show of support from people across the country who want to help Buffalo recover from the Tops mass shooting tragedy and help make the world , in general, better.

“America pretends to be this great melting pot, but it’s not reflected in our textbooks,” Everhart said. “Diversity is not reflected, and that’s a shame, and so that’s what this book does. This collection of books is about.

“And so today we’re moving the books. We’re moving the books home, home to Villa Maria College.”

Dr. Matthew Giordano, President of Villa Maria College, added: “We are thrilled to support Everhart and Zaire, and to be the home for all of these books. We are even more excited to support this initiative because of what Zeneta just said. , on the importance of education.”

Everhart says her upbringing at Villa Maria, where she now sits on the board, saved her life.

Dr. Giordano, or Dr. G as Everhart calls him, says the books will be stored and sorted in an old classroom they may have once shared as teacher and student.

From there, the books will be distributed throughout Western New York. Donations keep pouring in as Zaire continues to heal.

“Overall, her doctor is very happy. She is very happy with her progress. Her wounds are healing beautifully.” She says. “He still has shrapnel inside him. Most of it will be there for the rest of his life. They’ll take some of it out because you can feel it in his back. And that will happen within weeks to come in. And he’s in therapy. He goes to therapy once a week. He sees a psychiatrist and she’s happy with his progress right now and his mental situation.

Despite all they’ve been through, Everhart hopes these efforts will help her son and the community see that there is some good.

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