African Library Project

Elizabeth's Book Drive

10/05/2015 to 12/01/2015
Bluffton SC

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 ...

I am a senior at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. I am graduating in May and I hope to go onto grad school and get a dual MLIS and MBA.

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

I have always loved reading, even before I was in grade school. Reading has opened my eyes to all sorts of things that I would not have been exposed to otherwise. I want to provide this same opportunity those who have not been afforded the same privileges. Books are so common in America, they are often taken for granted. This is disappointing to me, but it helps my cause because so many people are willing to donate books to my drive!

About our African Partners...

A school library in Botswana will be receiving the books!

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Pre School-4th Grade level

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

I am collecting books from October 5 until December 1. I can meet to pick up the books if you are donating local in South Carolina. If you are donating in Louisiana, contact me at elizabethghigginbotham@gmail.com and I will get you in touch with my mother who will collect those donations!

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

The shipping is being covered by a local non-profit organization.

Here are some ways that you can help...

-Donate books (Pre K-4th grade level, good condition)
-Donate money to purchase books if you do not have any to donate
-Tell others about the cause
-Help pack when it is time to ship
-Donate packing supplies

Contact us to find out more

Name: Elizabeth Higginbotham organizer
Email: elizabethghigginbotham@gmail.com
Phone: 2259333237

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: October 5, 2015)
135 books $ fundraising

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