African Library Project

Girl Scouts Book Drive

10/17/2015 to 05/01/2016
Chesterfield MO

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 ...

We are two 7th grade Juliet Cadets who are working towards our Silver Award.

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

We are both avid readers. The fact that many children, like ourselves, don't get to enjoy the comforting company of a book saddens us. We ourselves have faced book withdrawal and know how challenging it can be. Many people have to go through it every day. African Library Project helps educate young kids and the people before them. Since one of the two of us has been to Africa five times we felt a personal connection. This and the crave to make an impact in this world drove us to chose African Library Project to do for our Silver Award.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are looking for books for children from kindergarten up to 8th grade. Fiction and non-fiction books are welcome.

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

We are raising money by putting up flyers, talking to people in our communities, and maybe selling stuff.

Here are some ways that you can help...

We would appreciate if you spread the word about what we are trying to do. Donating any books that meet our criteria would also help.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Ritu Bhagat
Email: rituarya@gmail.com
Phone: (636)-536-1460

Name: Karley King
Email: addokar@hotmail.com
Phone: (636)-536-4875

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $600 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: October 16 , 2015)
100 books $10 fundraising

We are Girl Scouts,
always trying to,
make the world a better place.

Acknowledgements

We love you guys for making an effort to help us. We know helping others may come as a burden sometimes, but remember that the hardest things to do are often the best. We would especially like to thank our parents for being there when we need them, and giving us that extra push to do this project.

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About the African Library Project

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