African Library Project

Charleston Southern's Book Drive

02/23/2017 to 04/18/2017
Charleston SC

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 ...

My name is Colten Powell, Organizer/Leader in the African Library Project at Charleston Southern. We are psyched to build a library and need your help!

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

People need to realize that starting a library would do so much more than just entertain these children. We are giving them the opportunity to do anything and be anything they want to be. We can contribute to the prosperity of these children and potentially contribute in bringing these people out of their own poverty. Education and corruption are some of the main reasons of poverty. One library could contribute to the rise of future politicians, doctors, teachers, and so much more.

About our African Partners...

Ghana- Kukpaligu RC Primary School

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Preschool-4th grade books
Accepting teaching books, lesson plans, teaching games, etc.

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

If you are a CSU student bring books to Elevate on Thursday nights from 7:30-9:00. If you cannot make these times and want to donate contact me at If you are not a CSU student and want to donate then contact me at as well.

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

All we need now are books! Money has already been raised.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Spread the word on our fundraiser and help us build this library! It is really easy and for a greater cause than we can even imagine. One child could change this country.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Colten Powell Do not use my number for any reason besides questions or donations.
Phone: 8646802797

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,100 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: )
books $460 fundraising

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