African Library Project

Africare -Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Theta Mu Sigma Chapter and National Sorority Phi Delta Kappa,Inc. Beta Lambda Chapter

09/10/2012 to 12/11/2012
Winston-Salem NC

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 ...

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority's aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization's programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically, and economically.

The National Sorority of Delta Kappa Inc., a professional organization of teachers dedicated to the task of training youth of America to cope satisfactorily and effectively with today's problems, firmly believes education to be a potent factor in maintaining and perpetuating democracy as the most ideal form of life

Our website link:
http://africanlibraryproject.org/book-drives/book-drives-in-action?alpdetail=278

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

Through reading people are empowered to learn. Sharing books is away to help others learn to read, thereby opening of the pathways to being informed, passing knowledge on to others, understanding world conflicts and thus being literate enough to help bring about a change in this society.
It is hoped that this book drive will expose many children in African to the world of reading.

About our African Partners...

Our African partner is Botswana.
Will you help us to help the children in Botswana learn to read.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are accepting books at the United States level of pre-school through 4th grade reading levels.
All books should be in English.

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

You can help by donating new books at the grade levels of pre-school through 4th grade. Just email me (Evelyn Sanders) at evelsndrs@aol.com or call me at 336-784-6677. I will arrange to pick up your books or tell you where and when you may deliver them to me.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

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

You may also help by making a monetary donation to help with the cost of shipping the books. The estimated cost of shipping 1000 books is $500.00.
Make all checks payable to Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.,Theta Mu Sigma Chapter.
Mail your checks to Evelyn W. Sanders,
Theta Mu Sigma, 1225 Reynolds Forest Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27107

Here are some ways that you can help...

Easy ways for you to help: donate money, donate books, ask others to donate money or books, come to our packing party which will be announced in late November.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Evelyn Sanders
Email: evelsndrs@aol.com
Phone: 336-784-6677

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 10/12/2012)
1080 books $340.00 fundraising

All who support this book drive will be listed as a supporter in the local newspaper and in information sent to Africa. You will receive a receipt and letter of acknowledgement of your support for your records.

We have surpassed our goal of 1000 books.
Thanks to all who supported this book drive.
Keep the monetary donations coming.

Reading is the Lifeline of Education

THIS BOOK DRIVE ENDS DECEMBER 1, 2012.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to TES Engraving for their donation to the shipping cost for the book drive.

A special thanks to Soror Norma Corley (PDK) for her hard work in collecting books and her personal donation for the book drive.


Thanks to Lisa Allen (SGRHO) for her donation and leardership in making a personal donation.

Thanks to Tangee Williams (SGRHO)for showing leadership in making a personal donation to this drive.

Thanks to Theresa Scott (PDK) in showing leadership by making a personal donation to our book drive.

Thanks to Benita Brown (PDK) for her personal donation.

Thanks to Doris Harrell (PDK) for her personal donation.

Thanks to Anne Moye (PDK) for her personal donation.

Thanks to Valarie Edwards (SGRHO/PDK) for her personal donation.

Thanks to Helen Johnson (PDK/SGRHO) for her personal donation.
Thanks to Dana Mickens (PDK)for her personal donation.
Thanks to M & M Gifts of Elegance for the donation of books.
A special thanks to WSFC Pan-Hellenic Council for a $100.00 donation.
Thanks to Quannah Jackson SGRHO for her monetary donation.
Thanks to Naomi Jones SGRHO for her donation.
Thanks to Sonjia Samuel SGRHO for donation
Thanks to Evelyn Sanders for donation of books and money.
Thanks to Eleanor Bailey for her donation.

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About the African Library Project

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