African Library Project

Botswana, Mabolwe Primary School

09/03/2010 to 02/17/2011
San Jose CA

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 Girl Scout Troop 61207, and we live in San Jose, CA. This book drive was part of our Silver Award project.

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

"I liked raising money to open a library in Africa."-Alyssa
"Fundraising takes a lot of of effort but it is fun."- Katayun
"Hopefully our hard work will benefit the children in Botswana."-Lucia
"This project was fun and for a good cause."-Alyssa
"Fundraising is another way to bond with your friends."-Katayun
"To raise money for the postage, we did bake sales and went to our local book store and wrapped books for tips."-Lucia
"To raise 1000 books we posted fliers, asked neighbors and friends if they had books to spare."-Katayun
"Doing this project improved our leadership skills."-Lucia
"To collect money for the postage, you can ask your neighbors if they like to make a small contribution for a great cause."-Lucia and Katayun

About our African Partners...

Mabolwe Primary School in Botswana,-Africa. All our books cover grades Kindergarden to Sixth.

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

We still need $182 for the shipping cost. If you want to make a small contribution, make the check out to Diana Mueller, Troop 61207, 5063 Forest View Drive, San Jose, California, 95129.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Alyssa

Name: Lucia

Name: Katayun

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 02/18/2011)
1066 books $270 fundraising

Go library books! Reading rocks!


We thank all of our neighbors and friends for making a contribution to our African Library Project.

Tips for Other Book Drive Organizers

You can go to neighbors and friends, have a bake sale or lemonade stand, or do little favors for others to get tipped.

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