African Library Project

Book Drive for Lesotho

08/01/2012 to 12/10/2012
Toronto, Canada

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 name of the main organizer of the book drive is Khadijah Yusuf and we are situated in Toronto, Ontario

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

Having enjoyed the many benefits of reading throughout our life we feel that it is necessary to share this experience with others, not only to provide them with the means to better their future, but to allow them to experience the magic of reading.

About our African Partners...

The children reciecving the books will be in a primary school in Lesotho

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Please contribute books that are of a primary school level from pre-school to 4th grade reading level, we are also collecting any other educational toys and games that can be used by the children.

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

You can contribute books by going emailing either of us, you can find our emails below or you can call us.

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

We will be putting donation tins with the boxes,if you would like to donate please feel free to give there and we will also be holding a fundraser later on, but if you would like to reach us about sending a check, you can contact us with the information further below.

Here are some ways that you can help...

If you would like to help please donate books, and donate money/supplies, or just spread the word among your friends and family. If you would like to help further with fundraising or with packing please feel free to contact us, the information is listed below

Progress Report

Our Goal 1200 books $700 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 12/04/2012)
1005 books $500 fundraising

Thank you so much to everyone who donated we are so thankful for your help, we couldn't have done it without you.

Acknowledgements

Thank you to Goodwill for donating around 400 books, Rippelton Elementary for giving 100 books and anyone else who donated.

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About the African Library Project

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