African Library Project

Mira's Africa Book Drive

04/03/2016 to 05/29/2016
Los Altos CA

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 Mira Wadehra. I am a high school student in Los Altos, California. I have a super cute dog and I love to bake.

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

I want to help start a library in Africa because it could help kids in Africa become literate eventually help them get a job and make a living. And perhaps these kids could go on to do more for Africa themselves.

About our African Partners...

I am collecting a 1000 books for a MASANGANO JR. PRIMARY. These will be books for kids from preschool through 4th grade.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

The types of books I am collecting are for kids from preschool through 4th grade.

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

You can send books in a few different ways:
1) You can drop off books to my home any time from April 3rd through May 29th, 2016.
2) I can pick them up from your home if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please email me so I can arrange pick up.
3) You can mail them to my home. Please email me for my address.
4) Finally I will be organizing book drives in my school and home and will let you know dates for those.
I have to collect books by May 29th 2016. So please send me a message TODAY so I can make arrangements. Thank you!

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

I am also raising funds to ship these books to start the library in MALAWI. I would really appreciate a donation to help this cause.

CHECKS can be made out to "AFRICAN LIBRARY PROJECT". Please be sure to note "M8-56" on all DONATION CHECKS. THIS IS IMPORTANT. This is the code my library in Malawi.

Any donations over $25 will be sent a receipt for tax deduction.

You can also DONATE ONLINE here: Please be sure to NOTE "M8-56" on all donations, either online or by check.

Here are some ways that you can help...

I would love any help from you most of all in the form of books from your family, friends or others who may be willing to send books for this cause. Any donations to help ship these books to Malawi would be most appreciated too.

Contact us to find out more

Phone: 6507408332

Name: Reena Kapoor 'Assistant Mom'
Phone: 6507408332

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 4/11/2016)
400 books $0 fundraising

I am looking forward to learning so much and finding out about the impact of this on children in Malawi!


I am grateful to Aunt Carolyn (Gannon) for getting me started on this!

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