African Library Project

Kenosha's African Library

03/13/2015 to 06/01/2015
Kenosha WI

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 ...

Hi! My name is Abby Hacker, I'm 16 years old from Kenosha, WI. I first found out about the African Library Project from a youtuber who started a book drive through this organization. The African Library Project is a completely volunteer run, non-profit organization that starts libraries in rural Africa. I am an avid reader and it breaks my heart to know that some children grow up never being able to read or write, some have never even seen or held a book. To us, books are a part of everyday life, taken for granted by some, but a luxury for these children. I signed up to start a book drive to start my own library because this is something I feel extremely passionate about. All it takes is 500$ for shipping and 1,000 gently used books. I have a job right now and will be putting my own paychecks into the shipping costs but I thought I might as well start a gofundme page because even by donating a dollar you could help fund this library to help many children.

Our website link:
http://www.gofundme.com/or4n7c

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

Reading has always been near and dear to my heart. I love reading and the love was started through the reading program in my elementary school library! When I heard that some children in Africa have never even seen or held a book, it absolutely broke my heart. Reading is not only for enjoyment but a life skill all people should have access too. If starting this book drive could just inspire 1 child to love and learn to read, I would be content.

About our African Partners...

I know that I will be helping a library in Malawi but I don't know the details yet. I will update as soon as I know more!

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising

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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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