African Library Project

Tessiah Book Drive

07/31/2013 to 02/28/2014
Brooklyn Park MN

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 ...

I am Tessiah Ben, I grew up in Ghana and I experienced the struggle of education. I live in Minnesota currently. I am excited to be part of a great organization, to be able to change a child's life--education is the key to the world.

Our website link:

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

I can remember when I was in 5th grade in Ghana, we will write to the publisher of the text book/novel asking for free materials. Having the power to read means you can be and can do anything in life.

About our African Partners...


Please contribute these kinds of books...

**Preschool- 4th grade reading level**
Baby board books,
Paperback easy readers
Paperback children’s picture books
Paperback juvenile literature/Chapter books
K-8 textbooks (English, math, geography & science)
Encyclopedias & atlases (post 1990)
Paperback dictionaries

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

August 1st-Feb.28 2014. If you have books you can contact me:

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

We are also raising $500 to ship the books to the library in Ghana. Contributions of any size are welcome. If we have more than enough money to ship books, we will buy books to add to the package.

For checks:
Please make the checks payable to "African Library Project"
Be sure to write "1000 Books For Ghana" in the note section.
Mail to:
Tessiah Ben
5001 Edinbrook Terrace

Here are some ways that you can help...

You can help me out by donating books (preschool-4th grade level), donate money for shipping (any amount will help), please spread the word to others

Contact us to find out more

Name: Tessiah Ben
Phone: 763-424-4250

Name: Johnet Johnson
Phone: 763-898-7617

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: Feb.28.2014)
88 books $ fundraising

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