African Library Project

Sacred Heart CAS African Library Project

09/25/2016 to 12/02/2016
Louisville KY

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! Rosemary, Jordie, Jenny, Catie, Emily, and Elianna here. We are a group of juniors from Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville, Kentucky. We are trying to raise money and books for a library in Kenya.

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

As students of one of the best Catholic Schools in Kentucky, we are privileged to the best education. Realizing others don't have as many opportunities to further their education through reading, we set up the book drive to share the love and experience of reading to those who don't have it readily available.

About our African Partners...

Great news! Our African Partner is Sare Primary in Kenya. We are the only book drive partnered with this school, so it's super important we complete our goal, and maybe even go over it!

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Our library is a Primary Library, meaning you can donate gently used children's books from pre-school to 4th grade reading level! This can be anything from picture books to textbooks! We are also looking for teacher resource materials, so if any teachers want to help by donating old resource books you don't use, please do!!

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

There will be book drop offs at the following schools:

Holy Trinity Parish School
423 Cherrywood Rd
St Matthews, KY 40207

Anchorage Independent School
11400 Ridge Road
Anchorage, KY 40223

St. Aloysius
212 Mt Mercy Dr
Pewee Valley, KY 40056

Sacred Heart Model School
3107 Lexington Rd
Louisville, KY 40206

John Paul II Academy (10/11/16-10/25/16)
3525 Goldsmith Ln
Louisville, KY 40220

Book Drive will end on December 2, 2016, so please help us collect as many books as possible our library!

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

We are asking the schools listed to host a $1 dress down day!! We will post the Dress down dates as soon as they are released. All proceeds will go towards our library.

Here are some ways that you can help...

However, if you do not attend one of these schools and want to donate money, please send checks or money (preferably in an envelope) to Kyle Jones at Sacred Heart Academy (3175 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40206). The check should be made out to African Library Project.
We are trying to spread the word to everyone! So tell your parents, friends, family, neighbors, etc.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Rosemary Dong (Founder of Group's Book Drive)
Email: rdong@student.shslou.org
Phone:

Name: Jenny Riddle (Website Manager)
Email: jriddle@student.shslou.org
Phone:

Name: Emily Raque (Creative Organizer)
Email: eraque@student.shslou.org
Phone:

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 11/26/16)
2000 books $470 fundraising

The book drive will start October 1, 2016! These are just some books already collected from our friends and family!

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Holy Trinity Parish School, Sacred Heart Model School, Anchorage Independent School, John Paul II Academy, and St. Aloysius for allowing us to place Book Drop-offs at their schools and for spreading the word to their students.

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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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