African Library Project

Jacob Ganz's African Library Project

09/09/2009 to 09/01/2011
San Francisco CA

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.

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

For my Bar Mitzvah my family and I decided to help the world in some big way.We chose the ALP because it was the most unique and interesting organization, so we decided to help. The past two years have been spent collecting and shipping books off to Africa to help people in need. We have stocked two libraries so far and plan to do many more.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Books at U.S. pre-school to 8th grade reading level and educational games and puzzles.

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

We are collecting books through the end of 2010. Please send us an email ( and we will make arrangements to get the books.

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

In the past we have raised many funds through events (my Bar Mitzvah, and Birthday). Any help given is very welcomed. To send donations, please send us an email (, we will then send you contact information.
Thank You

Here are some ways that you can help...

You can do anything from donating books to writing a check and even just telling your friends and spreading the word. If you do want to help, please contact us at
Thank you

Contact us to find out more

Name: Jacob Ganz

Progress Report

Our Goal 4,000 books $$1,000 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: August 2010)
5,000+ books $$5,000+ fundraising


I would like to thank my friends and family who made this whole idea become a spectacular reality. They supporting me throughout by giving book after book after book after book...
A special thanks to my parents who were the driving force in this whole project.
Also thank you to, my school\'s Book Fair Committee who let me advertise throughout the book fair, and also to the families from school who gave so many books!
Thank you to all!!!!!

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