African Library Project

SEEDS (Students for Environment, Education, Diversity and Social Justice) Swaziland Book Drive

11/11/2011 to 04/15/2012
Corona CA

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 ...

SEEDS club offers many opportunities to research, implement and advocate sustainable living amongst the Centennial student body and the community. Despite modest beginnings, our 20-person team has begun to expand into international problem-solving. Our first and most major event this year has been a book drive through our partnership with African Library Project, which has matched us with a school in Swaziland located in South Africa. Swaziland is one of the most critically affected areas of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which adds to the value of books and education in the area for the sake of prevention of the disease.

Our website link:
http://www.facebook.com/seedscehs

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

We have met our 1000 book requirement and are now in need of donations for shipping purposes. Please donate anything you can to Centennial High School SEEDS club. All help is greatly appreciated!

Here are some ways that you can help...

Spread the word about our book drive! We need all the support as we can get, and the only way to reach our $500 goal is through contributions made by generous individuals like yourselves.

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 03-17-12)
1000 books $200 fundraising

Acknowledgements

A huge thanks to:
Mrs. Bosquez, CFIS, for organizing the book drive at the school and assisting with coordinating the participation of students and staff.
Dr. Boster, CFIS, for allowing the African Library Project to be run at the site, and her staff for their generous donations.
Valerie Rodholm, Adapted P.E. Specialist for the Corona-Norco USD who coordinated the donation of over 100 National Geographic issues.
Coleen Jacklin, the librarian at Norte Vista High School, who donated, with the assistance of her church and school, between 30-40 boxes of books.

We definitely could not have gotten this far without your help and enthusiasm to make a difference.

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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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