African Library Project
OurBookDriveOrganizers

Our Book Drive Organizers

Our volunteer book drive organizers collect 1000 books and raise $500 in shipping funds for each library. 

They rally their local communities to donate books; sort the books to ensure appropriate fit; hold a book packing party to get the books ready for shipment; and mail the books to our U.S. warehouse.

Along the way, they are educating Americans about the need for literacy and education in Africa and encouraging everyone to recycle the children's books they have outgrown.

Our book drive organizers are the best!

 

2017

2017

 

  • 2nd Generation Red House/ Natalia Damato, South San Francisco, CA
  • 9 H.U.G.S /Lu Argyris, Merrick, NY
  • Aaron School/Dana Helwick, NYC, NY
  • Abbie Culver, Navarre, NY
  • ABF Freight Company/Jessica Prillwitz, Elk Grove, CA
  • Adanu/ Margit Boyesen, San Diego, CA
  • Adriana Worley, Oakland, CA
  • Alex Lewis/Boyscouts of America Troop 330, Campbell, CA
  • Aman Efrem, Washington, DC
  • Amy Jo Carson, Austin, TX
  • Ana Chen, Bellvue, WA
  • Anjali Thakkar, New City, NY
  • Anne Marie Gallagher, Los Altos Hills, CA (2)
  • Arielle Beckman, White Plains, NY
  • Ashton Daniel, Cupertino, CA
  • Aux Sable Elementary School/Anne Rasmusson, Minooka, IL
  • Bayfield High School Earth Club/Roxanne Henderson, Bayfield, CO
  • Benjamin Wendlandt, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Books4Cause, Skokie, IL (2)
  • Brett Colburn, Crownsville, MD
  • Brianna Inman, Tracy, CA
  • Bruce Conklin, Olympia, WA
  • Buffalo Middle School/Sarah Bailey, Kenova, WV
  • Cade Ballif, Greenacres, WA
  • Cara Condodina, Westfield, NJ
  • Carole Younge and Sofie Vandeputte, Portola Valley, CA (9)
  • Castilleja School/Samantha Gerber (Kathy Burch), Palo Alto, CA
  • Central Park East One Elementary School/Sydney Boyack, Brooklyn, NY
  • Charleston Southern University/Colten Powell, Charleston, SC
  • Christina Randazzo, Mercer Island, WA
  • Cortney Abenroth, Burley, ID
  • Coy Cross, Martinez, CA (2)
  • CSF/Manasa Velpuri (Anuradha Velpuri), San Ramon, CA
  • Deer Creek Delphiniums 4-H / Melissa Darling, Delphi, IN
  • Dena Carson, Monrovia, MD
  • Desta Yosief and Angela Chen, Charlotte, NC
  • Divya Prakash, Fremont, CA
  • Dublin Coffman High School / Melanie Hitsman, Dublin, OH
  • Dudley Butts, Phoenix, AZ
  • Dusty Reads/ Judy Brillinger, Broadview Heights, OH
  • Ed Sabin, 
  • Elizabeth Shearer, Floyd, VA
  • Elmhurst Girl Scout troop 50631/Julie Freeman, Kerrie Samuelian and Jenny Koerth (5)
  • Empower Playgrounds, Inc./Crys Lee, South Salt Lake, UT (3)
  • Erika Papakipos, Portola Valley, CA
  • FC Meets World/ Jessica Schwartz (Brandon Rios), Pittsburgh, PA
  • Geoffrey Forsyth, Annapolis, MD
  • Girl Scout Troop #03017/Kiersten Griggs, Bedford, IN
  • Girl Scout troop #70218/ Katrina Hornbuckle, Magalia, CA
  • Girl Scout Troop 10629/Lacie McGaughey, McKinlyeville, CA
  • Girl Scout troop 1163 Sheila Lenius, Madison, WI
  • Girl Scout Troop 30387/Laura Renicker, Crown Point, IN
  • Girl Scout Troop #3064/Nancy Setzler, Seaford, NY
  • Girl Scout Troop 495/Delores Fields, Las Vegas, NV
  • Girl Scout Troop 88070/Kiera Carlisle, Wellesley, MA (2)
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania/Kathleen Burkhart, Levittown, PA
  • Girl Scouts of Northern California/Kim Koester, Mill Valley, CA
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada Troop 300/Kristy Gibson, Las Vegas, NV
  • Girl Scouts Troop #2087/Patricia Aurelia, Waterford, NY
  • Global Hope Alliance/ADANU / Kathryn Sonnie Barton, Quakertown, PA (2)
  • Gordon Simonson, Northfield, MN
  • Hannah Scott, Wawona, CA
  • Hari Satesh, Frisco, TX
  • Heather Haupt, Dingman's Ferry, PA
  • Hillbrook School/Eden Maisel, Los Gatos, CA
  • Immaculate Conception of Dardenne Catholic School/Abby Williams, Dardenne Prairie, MO
  • Isabelle Miller  - Cypress Bay National Honor Society - Natalie Nicholson, Weston FL (2)
  • Isabelle Mussard, Berkeley, CA
  • Isha Gupta, San Francisco (Granada Hills), CA
  • Jackson Smith, Menlo Park, CA
  • Jaden Uram, Tenafly, NJ (2)
  • Jen pleasants, Portola Valley, CA
  • Jennifer Jones, 
  • Jessica Berg, Ashburn, VA
  • JFK Memorial High School Human Rights Club/ Shyama Dave, Iselin, NJ (3)
  • Joanne Provo / Adanu.org, Minneapolis, MN
  • Junior Girl Scout Troop 2551/ Shasta Boss, Modesto, CA
  • Justin Lazarri/BSA Troop 772, The Woodlands, TX (2)
  • Kacey Vaughn, Layton, UT
  • Kamilah Haywood, Mississauga, ON, CANADA
  • Karis Matheson, Saint Johns, FL
  • Kate O'Connell, Menlo Park, CA
  • Katie Bardwell/Carrie Hamilton, Quincy, MA
  • Krina Shah (Sajal Shah), Cupertino, CA
  • Leading Through Living Community/Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell, Douglasville, GA (3)
  • Lisa White, Mason, MI
  • Los Altos United Methodist Church/Janice Maggiora, Los Altos, CA
  • Los Coyotes Elementary School/ San Su, La Palma, CA (2)
  • Lynbrook High School UNICEF Club/Aarushi Agrawal, San Jose, CA
  • MACIE (Master's of Art in Cross-Cultural and International Education)/Keji Kujjo, Bowling Green, MD
  • Maia Blumofe & Talia Gritzman, Boca Raton, FL
  • Mamta Shah, San Jose, CA
  • Maurice Landers III, Prosper, TX
  • McKesson Corporation ASPIRE SFBA ERG/Shannell Chibueze, San Francisco, CA
  • McKesson/Britney Craig, Dallas, TX
  • Meghan OBrien, Vienna, VA (2)
  • Melanie Leavitt Cantarutti (plus mom Diane Leavitt, niece Ma’Tia Moll and and nephew Elijah Moll), San Rafael, CA
  • Michelle Greer, Stamford, CT
  • Michelle Guillory, Powderly, TX
  • Michelle Neal, Seattle, WA
  • Midland School/ Amy Vijayanagar, Rye, NY (3)
  • Millbury Memorial Jr. Senior high school/ Indigo Cadorette (Jillian Cadorette), Millbury, MA
  • Minerva Nong, Tampa, FL
  • Mira Wadehra, Los Altos, CA
  • Mooresville Intermediate School/Katheryn Rogers, Troutman, NC
  • Mountain View High School Leo Club/Mae Hubel (Judie Lee), Mountain View, CA (2)
  • Natalie Miletic, Astoria, NY
  • National Charity League, Stanford Chapter/Sofie Vandeputte, Portola Valley, CA (9)
  • National Charity League/Valerie Nichols, Los Altos Hils
  • National Honor Society/Matthew Benvegnu, Salt Lake City, UT
  • NCL Stanford Hills/ Laura Woodside, Atherton, CA
  • Njeri White, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ohlone Elementary School/ Julie Bagniefski, Palo Alto, CA
  • Pamela Bostelmann, 
  • Penny Chu, laura Hill, Kwasi Adu, 
  • Phil Ouellette, Lasalle, ON, CANADA (4)
  • Pooja Muvva, San Jose, CA
  • Project Humanity/Kerry Madison, Wildwood, MO
  • Project Humanity/Renisher Roberts, Far Rockaway, NY
  • Rachel Buck, Thornton, CO
  • Readington Middle School/Carey-Anne Hendershot, Whitehouse Station, NJ (2)
  • River Trail Middle School/Mary Beth Pettit, Johns Creek, GA (2)
  • Riverside Elementary/Alene M. Frankel, Princeton, NJ
  • Riya Shah, Bridgewater, NJ
  • Roberto Rivera (Ligia Rivera), Palo Alto, CA
  • Rod Hahn, Louisville, KY
  • Rotary interact/ Carin Aufderheide, Jackson, WY
  • Rotary International/Rebecca Goddard (Aimee Doyle), Parsippany, NJ
  • Ruby Galbraith, Rancho Santa Fe, CA (2)
  • Sacred Heart Academy/ Rosemary Dong (Kyle Jones), Louisville, KY
  • Sahil Shah, Short Hills, NJ
  • Salesforce, Inc./Ramana Lokanathan, San Francisco, CA
  • Sarit Luftman, Rockville, MD
  • Senou Kounouho, Phoenix, AZ
  • Shamruthi Ananth, San Ramon, CA (3)
  • Sharon Allen, Los Alamos, NM (10)
  • Sheila Lenius
  • Shelley Worman, Knoxville, TN
  • Silverwood Elementary School/Julie Johnson (principal) and Tricia Collins (teacher), Concord, CA (2)
  • Somerville High School National Honor Society/James Liu, Branchburg, NJ (2)
  • St Christopher's Episcopal Church/ Tammy Farrar, Springfield, VA
  • St. Anne's Episcopal School/ Ellie Wells, Denver, CO (2)
  • St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School/Jeff Paulson, San Mateo, CA
  • State College Area School District/Ericka Sinicrope, State College, PA
  • Stephen W. Hawking Charter School, Chula Vista, CA
  • Susan De Klerk, Millbrae, CA
  • Tanvi Hathiramani, Miami, FL
  • The Langham Boston/ Carmen Richardson, Boston, MA
  • The Miller School of Albemarle/Sarah Goodbar, Charlottesville, VA
  • The Nueva School/Kara Park, Los Altos Hills, CA (2)
  • Tony Liu, Pearland, TX (2)
  • Travana, Inc./ Pam Janusz -- Teal Brown, San Francisco, CA
  • Trinity Management, LLC/Cathryn O'Hare, Lawson, MO
  • University of Arizona Undergraduate Biology Research Program/Benjamin Zaepfel, Tucson, AZ
  • University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center/ Karen McElfresh, Albuquerque, NM
  • Valley View Elementary School/ Trish Caspers Ross, Rocklin, CA
  • Victor Cuevas, San Diego, CA
  • Victoria Barstad (Clay Barstad), Cookeville, TN
  • Walter R. Sundling Junior High School/Bruce Wedell, Palatine, IL
  • Will Randazzo & Christina Randazzo, Mercer Island, WA (2)
  • WIlliam DeAndre, Palo Alto, CA
  • World of Difference/ Tyler Sommer, Springville, UT
  • Yana Frigillana, Seattle, WA
  • Yvonne Sullivan (2)
  • Zamyra Figueroa-Manrique (Miriam Aguilar), Cortlandt Manor, NY