African Library Project

Girl Scout Troop 2564 Junior Bronze Project

06/01/2012 to 11/30/2012
Malverne NY

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 ...

Girl Scout Troop 2564 is excited for this opportunity to fill a library for school children in Lesotho. We are a troop of 10 fun girls, happy to help and build a better world.

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

We love to read, and share stories with each other. We want to share this love of books with children in Lesotho. We are lucky to have a good school and libraries.

About our African Partners...

Primary school in Lesotho. Pre K - 4th grade

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are gathering books for a primary school. Please donate pre-school to 4th grade reading level books. Paperbacks and picture books are preferred. Please do not donate books based on US holidays (Valentine's Day, 4th of July, Christmas).

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

We have collection boxes located at:
Malverne Library
Davison Ave Intermediate School
Contact one of our leaders and we can schedule a pickup.

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

We need to raise $500-$600 to ship the books to our library. We raise funds by hosting lemonade stands in the summer, and other fund raisers throughout our community in the fall. You can donate directly to our troop goals by sending a check made payable to:

Girl Scout Troop 2564
c/o Alice Hongthong
59 Rider Ave
Malverne, NY 11565

Donations will be accepted through Nov 30, 2012.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Donate books, shipping boxes, shipping supplies (tape, boxes), financial donations are always welcome too!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Alice Hongthong
Email: aah1010@verizon.net
Phone: 516-220-6637

Name: Mary Mayo
Email: mmayo1@optonline.net
Phone: 516-599-1631

Name: Darlene Sanginetti
Email: slonniedee57@aol.com
Phone:

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $600.00 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: September 20, 2012)
910 books $70 fundraising

This week our troop gathered and sorted 340 more books and brought our total up to 910 books! WOW! We will be selling hand crafted book marks to help raise money to ship our books. We need supplies!!

Our troop met on Sept. 29th to sort all the books we collected over the summer. We also made collection boxes to be placed at the Malverne Public Library and Davison Avenue Intermediate school. We have one more month to meet our goal.

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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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