African Library Project

Mayfield National Honor Society's African Library Project

01/16/2014 to 05/15/2014
Las Cruces NM

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 ...

Mayfield High School's chapter of National Honor Society strives to better the community at every level. Going beyond academics, members demonstrate exceptional scholarship, service, character and leadership. For updates on all of our amazing efforts... follow us on twitter!

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

As the top academic achievers of Mayfield High School, we understand the importance of books to education and inspiration. Being a community oriented organization- we aim to do something about it!
After reading to elementary school kids as a club, it became even more clear the importance of literacy in the lives of those kids, and in the community. Every person impacts so many more! So now our efforts are going international as we work to start a library in Africa, because education is the most valuable vehicle for positive change.

About our African Partners...

Our efforts will create a community library in Sierra Leone! We'll post more info when we get it in February!

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Since we are working to create a community library, we could use books from the pre-school to 8th grade reading level. Excess books will go toward another library... or to literacy causes in our local community!

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

We still need to raise funds for the books! We're working to make the money by selling hot chocolate in the commons before school. However, contributions to our efforts are always appreciated. If you want to contribute, contact Mayfield NHS at

Here are some ways that you can help...

Donating books or money!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Mayfield NHS

Name: Sophia S.M. ALP committee head
Phone: (575)932-8856

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 1/18/2014)
1000 books $0 fundraising

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Special thanks to Lexi Valdez for setting the groudwork for this year's project! And to any prospective donors, thanks to you as well! Together, we can create real change!

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