African Library Project

UNG Book drive

08/18/2014 to 12/05/2014
Gainesville GA

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 ...

We are a club at the University of North Georgia dedicated to first generation college students, nontraditional students, and freshmen.

Our website link:
http://www.trailblazersbookdrive.org

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

Every person deserves to live a healthy and productive life. We have lots of data showing that in the last 20 years when people have access to the right resources and tools they can transform the health and economic opportunities in their community. Seven of the fastest developing economies are in Africa. Rising income rates, better food security, higher literacy rates, and lower infant mortality, are not just anecdotes, but real progress.

http://annualletter.gatesfoundation.org/

About our African Partners...

Ntsepe Primary school

Please contribute these kinds of books...

1,000 gently used preschool - 8th grade books with a heavy emphasis on preschool - 4th grade (about 2/3 if possible).
Books at U.S. pre-school to 8th grade reading level. Gently used books are great. We prefer paperback (less expensive to ship). We need:
Baby board books
Children’s picture books
Children’s and young teen fiction and non-fiction
Early readers
BIG books
Teacher's resource books (just one copy of each)
Children’s dictionaries/picture dictionaries
Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
Children’s encyclopedias/picture encyclopedias
Children’s thesauruses
Paperback textbooks in math, English, geography, health, and science (kindergarten to 8th grade). Just one or two copies of any texbook; these will be used for teacher resources.
Books with universal themes (friendships, animals, love)
Children's books teaching life skills about health, hygiene, adolescence and careers
Accurate up-to-date atlases
Books about Africa or African-Americans
Educational children's science and literary magazines in good condition
Brain teasers, flash cards, educational games and puzzles

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

You can drop off books in the baskets found around campus. The flat screens will also display the locations.

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

An anonymous donor is covering the expense. We only ask for donated books, educational games, or flashcards.

Here are some ways that you can help...

You can help by donating books or flashcards, putting up posters, or by attending a book packing party.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Joe Perez
Email: jepere8048@ung.edu
Phone:

Name: Casey Dixon
Email: crdixo7924@ung.edu
Phone: 6789133432

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 8/21/2014)
0 books $500 fundraising

We will inform UNG of the African Library Project during Weeks of Welcome.

Even if you are only able to donate one book, it will mean that we will be one book closer to our goal! Don't be shy and please donate. :D

Acknowledgements

Thank you Trailblazers and the UNG community for working hard and donating!

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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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