African Library Project

A book can change a life forever

02/20/2014 to 06/02/2014
Elizabeth NJ

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 ...

My name is Leslie Puentes. I live in Elizabeth NJ . I'm a college student--nursing major. I love helping others in need it's something that comes from my heart. With all of your help we can build a library and help kids become educated and have a little more hope that things can change for the better.

If you wish to follow my journey, follow my Facebook page the link is below, or my Instagram page leslyanne12

Our website link:

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

Every child should have an education. Every child should be able to hold a book, read it, create an imagination. Books to me are my get away from the world I live in. It should be for everyone -- it's a chance to be part of a world that you create. I believe books make you smarter. You learn things you didn't even know existed. I want to help every child that doesn't have a book to read.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Preschool books to 4th grade books
4th grade books to 8th grade books

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

You can email me to for specific information on where to send the books. Start day is TODAY February 20,2014 - END June 2,2014

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

Aside from books I need to raise $500 to be able to send books to the warehouse where the books will be put in a container and sent to Africa. If you would like to send any cash or checks please email me at

Here are some ways that you can help...

I would love for everyone to help donate at least one book or one dollar or both if you can. Even if you can't donate either you can SPREAD the word.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Leslie Puentes

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 2/20/2014)
0 books $0 fundraising

Let's help START a library !


Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the help!

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