African Library Project

Silvina's Library for Africa

07/18/2014 to 11/30/2014
Miami FL

The African Library Project brings gently used books to an African community that has lots of eager readers but very few books. Please help by collecting and delivering gently used books or by raising money to help pay for shipping to Africa. It only takes 1000 books and $500 to start a single library (and a little elbow grease!)

This book drive is organized by ...

Silvina Galmozzi and everyone that wants to help in any way!

Thank you for taking the time to check out our page and thanks for helping us!

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

We need your help to collect 1000 books before the holidays, help us give a great present to some kids in Africa this year so we can all feel that we are making a difference. We are very fortunate to live in this country and have access to education and plenty of books...Let's share with them and give them the change to grow up with the biggest tool anyone can have: EDUCATION!

About our African Partners...

We'll be sending the books to a primary school in Botswana. I will find out the name of the school this fall.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are in need of books for a primary school library: Books at U.S. pre-school to 4th grade reading level and any general reading books for children in good condition.

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

During the next few months we will be having events, happy hours, etc. to collect books and also any monetary donations so we can buy books and pay for shipping.
If anyone needs a pick up date please email Silvina at to schedule.

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

As part of the events we will also need everyone's help to collect $500 for shipping costs of the books from US to Africa.
For check donations please contact Silvina at

Here are some ways that you can help...

Donate books; donate money; ask others to donate books or money; help organize a fundraising event; put up posters or flyers; promote on social media; come to a book packing party; donate supplies; or whatever else you want to help with.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Silvina
Phone: 305-450-3331

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 9.18.2014)
100 books $150 fundraising

To make a donation electronically please visit:
VERY IMPORTANT: Please you need to include my book drive code of: B9-12 so my book drive gets the credit for the funds! Thanks!


Thank you Carola Oliphant for donating the first 2 books on the first day!
Thank you Daily Bread Pinecrest for letting me put up flyers for your customers!
Thank you Pinecrest Bakery for letting me put up flyers for your customers!
Thank you Lorena Blanc for donating 24 books!!!!!
Thank you Rhonda Castillo!
Thank you Jessica Colomer!
Thanks to Jerry Raphael, Gigi Gonzalez, Nicolas Mazzawi, Jenn Muina and Eric for coming out to our happy hour on September 10th!

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