African Library Project

Wish Upon a Book

1/2/2012 to 3/15/2012
Old Bridge NJ

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 ...

Priyanka Singh, I'm 19 years old and attend The College of New Jersey. I'm from Old Bridge, New Jersey and plan on building two libraries in Africa. Wish Upon a Book is a book drive that steers for a world with educated children. Decisions derive from knowledge and knowledge is procured from books. Please help me spread this knowledge and any input is beneficial to us! Thank You.

Our website link:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wish-Upon-A-Book-Book-Drive/126690667447614

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

As I was going through my basement, I came across old books that I read when I was a kid. I brought them upstairs to my room and planned on taking them to my local library. They sat in my room for days before I thought how the books I plan on donating will be, either sold or never even looked at. That upset me. I wanted other children to read those books and I wanted those stories that I once got lost in and captured by, to impact others. I thank Google for allowing me to come across this great organization. Reading increases knowledge and knowledge leads to better decision making. Sometimes one decision can change your whole life and impact you in a positive OR negative way. I hope these libraries full of pages drenched in knowledge will empower those kids to make better decisions day to day leading to a life of success and awareness.

About our African Partners...

Looking forward to hearing from them!

Please contribute these kinds of books...

No requests as of now...if the books don't meet the requirements, i'll still take them and send them because there could never be too many books to read!

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

We are starting to collect books January 2nd, 2012 and hope to ship them out on March 2nd,2012. If you would like to ship any books for our cause, please send an email to one of the emails shown on this website and the address will be available to you.

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

Because of a wonderful grant that was given to the African Library Project, any book drive that wants to collect for more than one library will need to collect $700.00 whereas the shipping for every 1000 books is $500.00. If you would like to donate, by all means, please contact either of the two emails below where further information will be provided!

Here are some ways that you can help...

If there are books that you do not need, textbooks, dictionaries, etc; but no way of getting them to me, please contact one of the emails or my cell phone and I will certainly find a way for those books to reach me!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Priyanka Singh
Email: priksingh@aol.com
Phone: (908)839-5218

Name: Krystel Seijo
Email: krystel0124@yahoo.com
Phone:

Progress Report

Our Goal 2000 books $700 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 12/29/2011)
172 books $0.00 fundraising

So far we have 109 books for Pre-k to fourth grade children and 63 books for fourth grade to eighth grade children! So many more to go...thank you all for your generous donations but we need to reach 1000 books for each library!!

Acknowledgements

Thank You Krystel Seijo for your donations!
Thank You Jaspinder Kaur for your donations, taking our count from 66 to 114 books!
Thank You Jaya Pandu for your donations!
Thank You Angela Gomez for your donations! Taking our count to 172!!

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About the African Library Project

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