African Library Project

All American Title's African Library Project

08/13/2018 to 09/21/2018
Blaine MN

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 ...

All American Title Co., Inc. (AAT) was organized in May of 1999 and is a full-service Title and Closing Company. We offer a wide array of products and services (www.allamericantitleco.com) and have grown to 10 different offices within Minnesota & North Dakota.

From the very beginning, we had a consistent vision of Superior Customer Service and a “Value Added” approach. While focused on service, AAT is always on the look for “Value Added” opportunities for our network. Our sales team, closing staff, and ownership spend much of their time looking for ways to bring additional value to our loyal customers. We value their business and always want to showcase our contacts, knowledge, focus on education, professionalism, and commitment to working for the long-term benefit of everyone we come in contact with.

With that focus, we have developed a community outreach program called AAT Gives Back to give back to our communities.

Our website link:
www.allamericantitleco.com

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

At AAT, we have a special program that we have been developing over the past year called "AAT Gives Back". We believe it is important for us as an organization to give back to the community around us. We discovered the African Library Project and decided that this would be an amazing opportunity to expand our efforts globally. Our desire is to spread the gift of literacy and give children in Africa the opportunity to learn & grow through this library so that they can make a difference in their communities as well.

Check out our progress on Facebook by joining our African Library Project - AAT Gives Back Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/AllAmericanTitleCompany/

About our African Partners...

Our African Partner is Sibovu Community Primary School.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are looking for books that are specifically preschool-4th-grade reading level and include the following themes:
-Agriculture
-Animal husbandry
-Gardening
-Health
-Business
-Current events
-Ecology
-National Geographic, less than 5 years old, especially with articles featuring Africa.
-Books about Africa or African-Americans
-Juvenile literature
-Children’s fiction and non-fiction
-Teacher's resource books for school libraries
-Dictionaries
-Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
-Accurate up-to-date atlases
-Thesauruses
-English books (focusing on grammar or comprehension), Math Books, geography books, health books, science books including general science, biology, chemistry, and physics at appropriate level. Send no more than two copies of any textbook, these will be used as a teacher resource.
-Life skills books about health, hygiene, adolescence, careers, etc.
-Books with universal themes (friendships, animals, love)
-Books like Chicken Soup for the Soul (inspiring stories with life skills lessons)
-Books about Africa or African-Americans
-Educational kids science and literary magazines in good condition
-Brain teasers, flash cards, educational games and puzzles

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

Drop off at your local All American Title office (check our website for locations) or simply purchase books through this website link and select "Ship to Organization" at checkout for your order to be donated (proceeds will also be matched 50% with additional free books for our Book Drive through a special Literacy for a Lifetime Grant with Usborne Books & More):
https://e5885.myubam.com/wishlist/18ea0e8f-cbaa-40bc-abf2-030f11db2cd2

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

If you would like to donate funds to our Book Drive, please contact Elizabeth Fry: elizabeth4books@gmail.com or 612.804.6748

**NOTE: All Funds donated will be matched at 50% in additional free books for our Book Drive through Usborne Books & More's Literacy for a Lifetime Grant.

Here are some ways that you can help...

-Collect gently used books & donate them!
-Organize a fundraiser or garage sale and donate the funds to our cause!
-Purchase new books at the website link above & donate your order
-Raise awareness for our cause within your family, friends, & community
-Donate shipping & packaging supplies
-Donate funds to purchase new books

Contact us to find out more

Name: Elizabeth Fry
Email: elizabeth4books@gmail.com
Phone: 612.804.6748

Progress Report

Our Goal 1200 books $1000 fundraising

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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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