African Library Project

Change 2017 Office Book Drive

04/03/2017 to 04/14/2017
Plano TX

We are working with the African Library Project to provide books to eager readers in Africa who have very few books. Please help us by collecting and delivering gently used books or by raising money to help pay for shipping to Africa. It takes only 1000 books and $500 (plus a little elbow grease!) to start a single library and make a huge difference in children’s lives.

This book drive is organized by ...

We are a healthcare company who cares about the wellbeing of the community, near and far! Our Employee Appreciation Committee has partnered with ALP to start a library for Glory KinderCare Learning complex. We're the only drive matched with this school and we want to go over and beyond to meet their need.

We want to start a library in Africa because...

We are all so very fortunate. Even if we may experience difficulties, it sometimes doesn't compare to what someone else is experiencing. We want to take this opportunity to pour into others and help change lives through literacy.

About our African Partners...

Our library is Glory KinderCare Learning complex located at St. Agnes High School in Ghana! Ghana's population is about 25 million people. They have one of the highest school enrollment rates in West Africa; but there are about half a million children who are not in school due to lack of resources, one of them being books. The overall adult literacy rate is 71%. The rate for women is lower than that of men: 65% vs 78%.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Preschool - 6th grade reading level (paperbacks if possible)
Teaching books and lesson plans
Educational games

Here's how you can contribute your books...

We will collect books through April 3-14. Our office has been split into teams to make it a friendly competition! Each team will have a goal to raise a certain amount of books, materials, and dollars (shipping costs) to contribute to the overall goal.

We need to raise funds for shipping the books...

Each team will be responsible for meeting their dollar goal however they choose.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Books and/or monetary contributions are appreciated. It doesn't have to be a lot, even if you want to give a few dollars it helps!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Britney
Email: Britney.Craig@McKesson.com
Phone:

Name: Shelly
Email: Shelly.Hoffmann@McKesson.com
Phone:

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 4/18/17)
1327 books $575 fundraising

Good job!! We met our goal, team! Thank you to all who participated.

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About the African Library Project

Learn more about the African Library Project at http://www.africanlibraryproject.org.
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