African Library Project

Interacting with Africa

2/25/2019 to 05/10/2019
O'Fallon IL

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 ...

Interact Club is a high school community service club through Rotary International. Every year we choose an international project and various community endeavors to serve our fellow man locally and globally. Interact Club is sponsored by Mrs. Jessica Day.

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

Literacy is power! Interact Club has already raised funds to build numerous clean-water wells in Malawi, so now that basic health has been addressed, we would like to focus on education.

About our African Partners...

are located in Northern Malawi, in a village named Kasuluwa. Most people in this quaint village are farmers on subsistence farms. There is no electricity and no access to clean water in this village, but many individuals are committed to helping build this library, including Headmaster Pius K. Tembo, to provide educational opportunities for it's youth.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Books ideally at U.S. pre-school to 4th grade reading level, but will accept others as well, and educational materials for student use.

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

Bring donations to the security desk, the IMC, or if you are a student to Mrs. Day's room in 405.

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

We have 4 OTHS graduation tickets to raffle off April 24th and 25th (e-mail a bid to dayj@oths.us). We are looking for fundraising partners!!

Here are some ways that you can help...

We would love help paying for shipping, book and packing tape donations, or help bringing books to the post office.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Jessica Day ext 592
Email: dayj@oths.us
Phone: 6186323507

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 3/22/2019)
319 books $75 fundraising

We have had some great progress this week.
Mrs. Melissa Bursich provided well-needed donation and Woody Almind, and O'Fallon Public Library generously donated books to help us reach our goal.

We also are in need of educational materials like flashcards, posters, etc.!

Acknowledgements

A huge shout out to Akira Howard, Kaitlynn Danielson, The George Family, and Mrs. Jana Stephens for their large book donations!

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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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