African Library Project

Brooks Books For Ghana

01/01/2013 to 04/15/2013
Glendora CA

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 ...

Brooklin is 9 years old and an avid reader. When she grows up she plans to open a book store where she will encourage all kids to love to read like she does. While she waits for that to happen she knows she has the power, to open a whole little library in Swaziland Africa for kids in the next few months. This summer she will be a volunteer at the local city library.

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

When Brooklin heard about the children in Africa without libraries or stores to borrow or purchase a book she thought how sad it was for them, so she is doing her small part to try to bring them a small library. She hopes you will help her reach her goal.

About our African Partners...

Ghana will receive Brook's books for Africa.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

For a primary school library Pre-school through 4th grade reading level also accepted are games and puzzles for the same age level.

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

We have reached our goal! We started Jan 1 and we end before April 15. We had collection boxes in various locations, Brook's front porch, Grandma Linda's workplace, Brooklin's dad workplace, Girl Scout meeting room, Look for our posters. We also picked-up

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

We need to raise $300 for the shipment of the books to Louisiana to get them on board the ship to Africa. Donation deeply needed ! We will be holding a few yard sales to help out too.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Clean out your library shelves looking for any books your children have outgrown, ask your family and neighbors to do the same and contact us so that we may arrange to pick up your donated books, games or puzzles.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Linda Vick
Email: Lindasewcrafty@aol.com
Phone: 909-276-2142

Name: Carri Family
Email: bradjustineont@aol.com
Phone: 909-996-4108

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $300 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: April 16)
1000 books $200 fundraising

That's right we have a wonderful donor for our shipping needs! We just need more money to send the books to Ghana to a new little library opening up.

Glendora Patch took a picture of Brooklin and her boxes of books as the post office accepted them....

Acknowledgements

Thank you Theatre Company Costumes in Upland and Barbara Hinrichsen

Tips for Other Book Drive Organizers

Get a box at a time and fill it as you go do not wait till you get all 1000 books
ask for money donations as you collect.

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