African Library Project

Greater Toronto Area Book Drive

05/01/2012 to 11/01/2011
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The African Library Project brings gently used books to an African community that has lots of eager readers but very few books. Please help by collecting and delivering gently used books or by raising money to help pay for shipping to Africa. It only takes 1000 books and $500 to start a single library (and a little elbow grease!)

This book drive is organized by ...

Nick Allum and Anita Komorowski, husband and wife team from Greater Toronto Area.

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

Imagine losing the ability to read due to a lack of books. Sadly this is what happens to many adults in Africa today. Can you imagine how your life would be if you couldn\'t read? How many doors would be closed permanently?

We want to make a difference and help build a library for children to always have access to books. Reading is knowledge. Knowledge will open these doors.

\"The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you\'ll go.\" - Dr. Seuss

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Thank you to everyone who helped - we have met and surpassed our 1,000 book goal and our library is now full! But we still need help raising funds for shipping!

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

We need to raise $500 to $600 to ship the books to Africa.
Every little bit helps - one loonie can ship 2 books across the ocean!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Anita Komorowski
Email: anita@allumski.com
Phone: 416-560-9161

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books $600 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: Sept 6)
1,100 books $290 fundraising

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Barbara, Amanda, Jasmine, Kimberley, Cat, Tina, Ally Ladak and Jacqueline for helping collecting over 450 books in just 2 months!!!

Many more books continued to pour in from Amanda, Razia, Michelle and Pearl in July/August! And a big thank you to Jae-Yon for helping with shipping funds!

Thank you to Michelle for her books, and Troy for shipping help!

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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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