African Library Project

Justin Kape's Amazing Book Drive

10/28/2013 to 11/08/2013
Vancouver, Canada

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 a student at St. George's School in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I have decided to help start a library in Teyateyameme, Lesotho.

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

I feel as though we take for granted the simple things and benefits we have in Canada - like books at our disposal at any time. I would like to make it possible, even on a small scale, for kids in Africa to have the same access to reading materials that we do.

About our African Partners...

Assumption High School in Teyateyameme, Lesotho.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Children’s fiction and non-fiction, 4th-8th grade reading level
Teacher's resource books
Dictionaries
Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
Accurate up-to-date atlases
Thesauruses
Math books from 6th grade up, including algebra, geometry, and pre-calculus, English books (focusing on grammar or comprehension), geography books, health books, science books including general science, biology, chemistry, and physics at appropriate level. Send no more than two copies of any textbook, these will be used as a teacher resource
Books with universal themes (friendships, animals, love)
Books like Chicken Soup for the Soul (inspiring stories with life skills lessons)
Books about Africa or African-Americans
Educational kids science and literary magazines in good condition
Brain teasers, flash cards, educational games and puzzles

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

Drop off in bins at junior school lobby or give them to me directly. If you have a lot of books, my dad has offered to come pick them up from your home - please email or call one of us.

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

The books will cost around $500 in shipping. I will be doing various chores and fundraising activities to achieve my goal. If you would like to help, you can contribute dollars as well. Sorry, there is no tax receipt for this...

Here are some ways that you can help...

Please send your kids to Saints with books or email me such that I can arrange for pickup. Please ask others outside of our community to donate books as well.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Justin Kape
Email: justin@thekapes.com
Phone: 7789289194

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: October 20, 2013)
25 books $100 fundraising

Acknowledgements

Thanks to St. George's for helping me achieve this goal!

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