African Library Project

Share your Blessings - Books

02/01/2018 to 05/31/2018
Edison NJ

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 ...

We are a team (Dhyanashri Raman & Archith Raman ) who wanted to have a positive impact on the lives of young minds.
Our goal is to provide opportunity for the young kids in Africa to have quality books to grow their knowledge and better themselves.

We believe that "Knowledge is power" and "Sharing our blessings" with light up the lives of many in need.

This is our motivation for us to set out a journey to collect as many books for all ages and setup a library for the young minds in Africa.

This is our first book drive project and would like all of you to participate, contribute and share your blessings and be part of the journey. !!!

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

"Most powerful tool to change the world in to a better Place is Education" We are fortunate to get very good education in America. We would like to provide
the same opportunity to kids around the world who are in need. The first big step for us is to help start a library in Africa for those who are in need.

About our African Partners...

Jamiah Malawi Islamic High school - A school where basic amenities are needed and books will do wonders.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

All types of school books from Pre-school to 8th grade reading level
All types of story books from Pre-school to 8th grade reading level.

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

You can help us in 5 ways:
1. Donate used school and story books for ages Pre K to 8th Grade level reading books.
2. Donate $$ funds to buy books and ship books. Follow this tiny URL to contribute: -------->
3. Purchase books from Amazon and send it to us. Call us/Email us to get our address.
4. Share this drive with your friends and have them participate and help.
5. If you are in New Jersey call / email us to pick up the books from your place.

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

You can send money through Checks or go to the fund raiser website and donate it over there.
Link to contribute Money : ---------->

Here are some ways that you can help...

Donate gently used books
Donate money through gofundme link :
Buy books in Amazon and send it to us
Share this info with a friend to have them participate in this book drive.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Raghu Natarajan
Phone: 973-865-7907

Name: Dhyanashri Raman
Phone: 973-865-7907

Name: Archith Raman
Phone: 973-865-7907

Progress Report

Our Goal 1200 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: May 20 2018)
1200 books $300 fundraising

Great News, A lot of volunteers and organizations have come together to support us. We are over 600 books beginning of April. We are very confident to reach our goal. Share it with Friends and families to join the noble cause


We would like to extend our heart felt gratitude, thanks to all those who helped and helping this book drive to be huge success. Below are some of our volunteering groups and Patrons who are supporting us in this endeavor.
YMCA Edison ( Close to 200+ Books ) - Mrs Cindy O'Neill - Director of Operations
John Adams Middle School ( 100+ ) - Mrs Valentine, Mr Kelly ( Principal & Vice Principal )
Martin Luther King Elementary School - -(100+ books) ( Mrs Wilton - Principal )
Thomas Jefferson Middle School Edison - (500+ books ) ( Mrs Antoinette Emden - Principal )
North Edison Public Library - ( 100+ books )
South Edison Public Library - Main Library - ( 500+ books )
JEI Learning Center - ( Mrs Usha Ravilla - Director )
Jay & Jalen - Wings Over
Individual contributors from across the town and from other towns ( South Brunswick, Monmouth Junction ).

Thank you to all the volunteers.
Because of you , this book drive is going to be a huge success.
Because of you , thousands of Malawi children are going to have a better life.

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