African Library Project

DAISY GIRL SCOUT TROOP # 27280
CHANGING OUR WORLD ONE BOOK AT A TIME!

08/01/2011 to 12/01/2011
ALVIN TX

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 ...

We are a Daisy Girl Scout Troop located in South Texas. Our girl\'s are in their second year of Girl Scouts and are currently entering the first grade this year. Don\'t let their age fool you, these little daisies have been very proactive in their community and have already earned all of their daisy merit patches. A few of their recent projects have included donating time and items to the Houston SPCA, Christmas Caroling at an elderly home, creating personal Valentine\'s for all Meals on Wheels receipients and adding life to an old park by donating and planting flowers. They are also currently collecting coke can tabs for the Ronal McDonald houses which when turned in helps finance keeping the houses open and running. Their compassion and determination to help make our world a better place has been an inspiration to so many people around them.
A little about Girl Scouts:
Founded on March 12,1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, today there are currently over 3.2 million girl scouts. In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.

Our website link:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Girl-Scout-Troop-27280/247276318631058

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

Our girls are currently writing a message for this section..will update soon!

About our African Partners...

The primary school library we are sponsoring is located in Lesotho,Africa. Lesotho is a tiny country nestled in the middle of South Africa. Lesotho is known for its beautiful mountains, horseback riding trails, fishing and hiking. The country’s economy is based primarily on subsistence agriculture, tourism and notably, textile production. Lesotho exports more garments to the US than any other sub-Saharan nation; American companies like the Gap,Levi-Strauss and Walmart have factories there. The UN estimates that 40% of the population lives below the international poverty line of US $1.25 a day.
The official language spoken is English as well as, Sesotho (southern Sotho), Zulu, and Xhosa.
Education: Lesotho has one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s highest
literacy rates: 82.2%. (Males: 73.7 Females:
90.3% )

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are collecting books to create a primary school library.
Pre-school through 4th grade reading levels
These books would include:
Board books
Picture books
Chapter books
Work books / text books
Please make sure your donated books are in gently used condition or new conditions.

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

Contact our troop directly or via email.

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

We are also needing $500 in donations for shipping charges.
Our Paypal account is up and ready to go:
Troop27280.AfricanBookDrive@gmail.com

Here are some ways that you can help...

We will be reaching out to local businesses for help. If you know of any companies that would be interested in helping our cause please let us know.
Donations Welcome and Greatly Appreciated at our Paypal account: Troop27280.AfricanBookDrive@gmail.com

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Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising

Ready to sponsor Daisy Troop 27280 and help these adorable daisies reach their goal?...contact us at: AfricanBookDrive@gmail.com

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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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