African Library Project

The Coby Book Drive Organization.

09/09/2013 to 04/15/2014
Ossining 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 ...

Hi, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Coby. I'm getting my Bar Mitzvah and I need to do a project that could help other people. I chose donating books and money to Africa so children can read. I started the Coby Book Drive Organization. I need 1,000 books and $500 to start a library in Africa. I need to finish collecting the donations by April 15, 2014. I am very excited to start the donation. Email me at or to donate books. Thank you!

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

I started the Coby Book Drive organization for my Bar Mitzvah project. I thought it would be an incredible thing for me to help children like me to read. I heard that some kids in Africa have never picked up a book. I chose this project to give children books to read. I have read many books in the past, meanwhile some children in Africa have never read one word from a book. I want to give children an opportunity to read books like I and many other kids do. So please donate to The Coby Book Drive Organization. To donate email us at or
Thank you.

About our African Partners...

Ghana School

Please contribute these kinds of books...

K to 6th grade reading levels

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

Contact us at or to arrange a drop-off or pick up. We will probably come to CT one day to pick up books at a pre-arranged location.

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

We need to raise $500 to ship the books to Ghana. The check should be made paid to: African Library Project and mailed to the treasurer at:

Jennifer Seidler
ALP Treasurer
2613 Octavia
San Francisco, CA 94123

You may make online donations through the website at:

VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure you write Coby's name and "Ghana book drive" on the check or via online memo if using a credit card so that your financial donation will be applied to Coby's book drive's International shipping!

Here are some ways that you can help...

Donate books, donate money, help us count books, hang up flyers.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Coby

Name: Lisa
Phone: 914-923-4804

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 2/23/2014)
1,000 books $600 fundraising

Started sorting books!

All 16 boxes shipped. Over 410lbs.!!!!!



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