African Library Project

Books to Make a Change in Africa

04/01/2012 to 06/01/2012
Fort Worth TX

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 ...

The Nelson house is FULL of childrens\' books that our kids love! We wanted to share that LOVE for reading with children in Africa who don\'t have access to books. Our 7 year old son pulled over 250 of his own books to donate to this project. We have also collected 400 additional children\'s books from our local community thrift store, where we can buy books 10/$1! You read that right, these books are dirt cheap! We wanted to pass our blessings on to others! We are so thrilled to be part of making a place where children in Malawi will be able to go to have the opportunity to LOVE reading. Right now, they don\'t even have access to books which is very, very sad. WE can all make a difference. Clean out your bookshelves and donate your extra books to this wonderful cause. If you live far from us, we hope this will inspire you to know that you can do the same thing in your area. Get your community, school, church, or family involved! Make a difference in others\' lives! If this isn\'t your project, then choose something that is close to your heart and get involved TODAY!

About our African Partners...

We will be starting a library for Stephanos Full Primary School in Blantyre, Malawi. This library will be for children preschool age to 8th grade.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Please provide gently used books ranging in age for children preschool-8th grade.

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

All books have been collected!! Yeah!

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

All funds for shipment have been raised! Books were sent off on May 31, 2012! Yeah!

Here are some ways that you can help...

Please consider sending a monetary donation to our home address to help us reach our goal of $500 to ship 1,000 books to the children in Malawi. Your support is greatly appreciated by our family and the many lives you will touch in Africa.

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 05-31-2012)
MET books $MET fundraising


Thank you to all our friends and family who donated so generously to this wonderful project! We are so thankful for each of you!

Christy Hughes
Brock and Jan McMahon
Jeff and DeDe Nelson
Lonnie and Shelia Wende
Mrs. Liz Smith
Pat Frost
Daniel Dean
Charles and Kay Dean
Mrs. Tiffany Dold
Chuck and Carol Johnson
Cub Scout Pack 134 - Wolf Den

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