African Library Project

FC MEETS WORLD

09/22/2016 to 12/12/2016
Pittsburgh PA

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 ...

FC Meets World is a club designed to connect with the work while making an impact by helping those across the globe. By prompting education, internationalism, and literacy, we hope to change the world one step at a time through realistic and achievable projects!!

Our website link:
https://twitter.com/FCMEETSWORLD_

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

Literacy is a unique human gift. The gift of literacy brings knowledge, awareness, and a gateway out of poverty. Many African children grow up without any books, giving Africa the highest percentage of illiteracy in the world. As of 2012, approximately 320 MILLION books are thrown away annually. That doesn't make a lot of sense. So what can we do differently? Instead of leaving perfectly good books unseen and untouched, or even thrown away, we can give them to people who really need them. The African Library Project gives us a unique opportunity to change the world, one book at a time. Help us give Kenyan kids the gift of literacy!!!

About our African Partners...

Migori Primary School in Kenya

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Pre-school to 4th grade level books (i.e. storybooks, beginning chapter books, picture books, etc)

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

STAY TUNED! We should have donation boxes open by September 30th! If you have books now that you want to get off your hands immediately, please email us!

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

STAY TUNED! We are meeting this week to discuss ideas of how to fundraise! If you have any ideas/ any donations, email us!

Here are some ways that you can help...

*DONATE GENTLY USED CHILDREN'S BOOKS! (roughly pre-school to 4th grade) Take your favorite childhood books out of hibernation and give them a chance to be loved all over again!
*DONATE A COUPLE OF DOLLARS FOR SHIPPING COSTS! Help your books make it to their new home!
*HELP PACK BOXES! Its like a real life jigsaw puzzle!
*ANY OTHER IDEAS?! Let us know! Email us!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Jessica Schwartz
Email: schwartz_jessica@cl.fcasd.edu
Phone: 4128741290

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: October 23)
429 books $190.60 fundraising

During club week, FC Meets World has gained an astonishing 119 members!!!!!!! We couldn't have hoped for a better response for this new club! The excitement for the book drive was amazing and we are off to a promising start!! Thanks everyone!!!!!

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About the African Library Project

Learn more about the African Library Project at http://www.africanlibraryproject.org.
You can 'like' us at http://facebook.com/africanlibraryproject - get updates, inspiration and more!