African Library Project

Lisa White's African Library Project

02/15/2017 to 03/27/2017
Mason MI

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.

This book drive is organized by ...

Hello! My name is Lisa White. I am a wife, mom, and follower of Jesus. I have been married to Rick for 13 years and have been homeschooling our son, Samuel , 11 years old, since kindergarten. I love to travel, watch comedy and laugh, help out in kid's ministry, and read.

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

In December 2016, I had a dream come true of traveling to Ghana, Africa on a mission trip. Our team brought food (Kids Against Hunger) for schools, churches, a prison, and orphanages. I was blessed to meet beautiful children eager to learn but they had no resources and no libraries in there schools or communities. I can not imagine a world without books! The Lord has put in my heart to "build a library" and directed me to African Library Project to make that dream a reality!

About our African Partners...

With all of us working together, we will provide a library for the New View Academy, in Kumasi, Ghana. This is a primary school, which is pre-school through 4th grade. They have 200 students.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

The school is requesting gently used children's books from pre-school to 4th grade reading level. They are requesting storybooks, encyclopedias, history, science, english, creative arts, math, citizenship. Here are some additional ideas:

Baby board books
Children’s picture books
Children’s fiction and non-fiction
Early readers
BIG books
Teacher's resource books for school libraries
Children’s dictionaries/picture dictionaries
Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
Children’s encyclopedias/picture encyclopedias
Children’s thesauruses
Paperback textbooks in math, English, geography, health, and science at appropriate level (kindergarten to 6th grade). Send no more than two copies of any texbook; these will be used for teacher resources.
Books with universal themes (friendships, animals, love)
Children's books teaching life skills about health, hygiene, adolescence and careers
Accurate up-to-date atlases
Books about Africa or African-Americans
Educational children's science and literary magazines in good condition
Brain teasers, flash cards, educational games and puzzles

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

The deadline to receive books is Monday, March 27th. Please contact me and I will arrange to pick up or meet you to receive the books. If your office or company would like a donation box, i would be happy to supply one!

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

$500 is needed for shipping of these books. If 50 people donate $10 each, we are covered!! Approximately $250 is used when I ship the books via Media mail to African Library Project's warehouse in New Orleans. The other $250 is sent to the with the books to help pay for shipping overseas to Ghana. Checks can be made payable to Lisa White or we can arrange to pay through Paypal.

Here are some ways that you can help...

1. DONATE gently used or new books. 2. GIVE $5, $10 or more toward shipping. 3. SHARE - spread the word to your friends so they can get in on this too. 4. HOST a book drive at your place of work. 5. COME - to the book packing party! (Date TBD)

Contact us to find out more

Name: Lisa White
Phone: 517-410-8125

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500.00 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 03/23/2017)
944 books $240.00 fundraising


A big Thank you and God Bless you to those who have donated books so far!!

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