African Library Project

Three Dreams African Library Project

01/01/2014 to 02/23/2014
Sterling VA

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 ...

Aris, George and Nicholas Canellos. A few years ago we did a local book drive and collected over 700 books. We wanted to do one again and came across the African Library Project which was a perfect idea!

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

We want to help children learn to read. Reading gives children knowledge..a powerful tool to succeed in life! What better gift to give children our age!

About our African Partners...

We are collecting for a school in Swaziland called the Nhlangano Central Primary School. We need to collect 1,000 books for preschool to 4th grade. We also need to collect $500 to cover the shipping costs. Did you know that 70% of the population in Swaziland lives on less than $1.00 a day? Less than 40% of the population makes it to high school.

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

You can drop them off at our house or we can pick them up at yours!

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

We will be holding a bake sale to help raise the money needed to cover shipping costs…stay tuned!!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Joanne Canellos
Email: jcanellos@gmail.com
Phone: 7034066038

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 2/1/2014)
705 books $200 fundraising

Acknowledgements

Thanks to our parents for helping us do this!

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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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