African Library Project

Get Fully Funded's African Library Project

03/25/2019 to 06/15/2019
Loudon TN

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're Get Fully Funded and we help small/startup nonprofits raise ALL the money they need to fully fund their mission and CHANGE lives. We're a small business based in East Tennessee, with a staff of four who are passionate about making a difference in the world. We are SUPER excited to leave a legacy through the Community Library we're creating in Kenya!

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

We loooove books and we can't stand the thought of kids with no access to books. Here in America, we have access to so many things and take most of them for granted. We know that a book in the hands of a child who is hungry to read, can be life changing. For children in Africa, a book written in English is like a ticket to the world and can open up many doors to amazing opportunities.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

For our community library: donate from pre-school to 8th grade reading level. We're looking for books that are new or gently used.

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

Drop off your books or mail them to our office at: 312 Grove St, Loudon, TN 37774.

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

In addition to collecting books, we need to raise $600 to cover the costs of shipping. If you'd like to give toward that goal then email Emily at Emily@getfullyfunded.com for more details.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Get involved and help us create this Library. Give books, give money, and share with others to help spread the word.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Emily
Email: Emily@getfullyfunded.com
Phone: 8653136492

Name: Sandy
Email: SandyRees@getfullyfunded.com
Phone:

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $600 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 4/15/2019)
83 books $3 fundraising

Our Facebook post has been shared 10 times in the last week! We really appreciate everyone for helping "spread the word"!

Acknowledgements

Thank you to Kiera Best, and family, for your donation of 40 books!! We know the community in Kenya are going to love them!

Thank you to an anonymous donor for your donation of 31 awesome chapter books! Almost all of your donation was either new, or like new, condition which is very appreciated!
- 3 of these books were out of the age range, but we were able to swap them for 15 beginner level chapter books, and children's books, at our local used book store! We also had an extra $3 cash from the swap, of which we've put toward our shipping cost goal!

Tips for Other Book Drive Organizers

Spread the word on your book drive by calling local schools, libraries, family & friends, and on social media! You'd be surprised how quick the word spreads!

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About the African Library Project

Learn more about the African Library Project at http://www.africanlibraryproject.org.
You can 'like' us at http://facebook.com/africanlibraryproject - get updates, inspiration and more!