African Library Project

Emma's Bat Mitzvah Library in Malawi

04/12/2015 to 05/17/2015
Oakville, Ontario, Canada

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 Emma Hyett. I live in Oakville, Ontario and go to Sunningdale Public School! I love to act and am very passionate about the Me to We club at my school! Some things you need to know about me are: I love Pink and Sparkles and I am turning 13 on May 12th. I am Jewish so I will be having a Bat Mitzvah on May 9th. One of the reasons I am having this book drive is because as part of becoming a Bat Mitzvah I have chosen to do this mitzvah project. I thought this would be a great idea because I love books and I am very passionate about the issues of education and literacy.

Our website link:
http://tinyurl.com/nnhzosy

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

As I said before, I am in a club at my school called Me to We. We to Me does many campaigns that help make the world a better place. For example, last year we raised money to help build a school in Africa for children to learn. Me to We has inspired me in so many ways. After learning so much about what is happening in Africa I felt so privileged to be able to go to school every day and learn in an amazing environment. I know I cannot go to Africa and teach kids (at least right now) but I thought this would be a great start!

Please contribute these kinds of books...

For my book drive I need gently used books for pre-school to grade 8. My goal is to collect a minimum of 1000 books. I hope you will support me in this project.

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

You can either bring your books to:
Shaarei-Beth El synagogue-April 9th to May 17th
Sunningdale P.S.-May 11th to May 15th

Contact us to find out more

Name: Emma
Email: emmahyett@hotmail.com
Phone: 905 599 0209

Name: Bonnie
Email: bonnie.matchen@td.com
Phone: 416 561 8636

Name: Larry
Email: larry.hyett@mac.com
Phone: 416 618 4013

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $N/A fundraising

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