African Library Project

Matthew Godfrey's Eagle Scout African Library Project

08/14/2017 to 09/30/2017
Syracuse UT

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 Matthew Godfrey. I live in Syracuse, Utah and I'm super excited about this book drive!

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

I have always loved reading. Reading has helped me learn and grow as a person for the better. I hope to give others the same luxury I had growing up of being able to study and learn through books. Kids in Kenya don't have as much opportunity to learn through books and therefore It's very important that we give it to them.

About our African Partners...

These books will be donated to a country in Africa called Kenya. Books are a necessity in these kids lives. The books donated will help educate and improve the hard lifestyles that many kids in Kenya are experiencing.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

I am collecting books in order to create a primary library which consists of books that would help kids in PRE-SCHOOL TO 4TH GRADE. Below are some examples of what I am looking for:
- 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
- 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...

You can donate your books by either dropping them off in the collection box located at Syracuse Jr. High or at 2222 W 1025 S Syracuse, Utah. You can also call or email us your address and we will come and get them.

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

If you would like to contribute cash to help ship these books to Kenya,

1- From your computer--Click the DONATE button at the top of this page.
Or, from your iphone/pad go to the at the bottom and click the DONATE button.
3- ENTER CODE K2-59,
4-Type MATTHEW GODFREY in for the name of organizer.

If you have any questions please contact me at the email or phone # listed below.

Here are some ways that you can help...

The main thing I will be needing is lots of donations. If everybody helps contribute and participate to this cause I know we can do it!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Matthew Godfrey
Phone: 801-825-4996 or 385-414-8237

Name: Karen Godfrey
Phone: 801-205-5938

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 9/14/2017)
450 books $239.00 fundraising

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