African Library Project

Zofia’s Book Drive for Ghana!

02/03/2018 to 04/02/2018
Milwaukee WI

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 Zofia and I am in 1st grade. I love reading! I think all kids should have access to school, libraries and books! My favorite books are usually about cats! I also like to learn about science, other countries, different cultures and animals. One of my favorite fiction series is Zooey and Sassafras.

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

I did a project on Yaa Asantewaa, the warrior queen of the Ashanti people, in school this year so I learned about her and the Ashanti people. Ghana is the country where the Ashanti people lived so that's why picked that area. I think kids everywhere should be able to have books and learn to read. I feel lucky to have a lot of books and to go to a school close to a library. I want all kids to have that!

About our African Partners...

Nkwanta St Theresa Basic School

It’s a school that serves 650 students that are mostly coming from rural areas and staying closer to town with relatives.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

I need to collect 1000 books for preschool thru 4th grade! We need everything! Text books! Board books! Instructional! Fiction! Agriculture! Science! Math! Non-fiction! Please think of contributing diverse and interesting new or gently used books. Paperback is preferred as hardcover adds to the shipping costs more quickly. They have also requested educational board games and puzzle books!

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

I will have a book donation box at my school.There will also be a donation box at Classic Slice! (2797 S. KK Milwaukee 53207) You can also give them to me or my parents! You could also order books online and ship them to us!

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

I also need to raise money to ship the books to Ghana! It will cost almost $500!

Here are some ways that you can help...

We would love any help you can possibly provide! Pass on books you might have outgrown, order an extra book from Scholastic, help us do a fundraiser, give money or help us pack up books in early April! We would be so thankful!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Marisa

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000! books $500.00 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 2/2/18)
20 books $80.00 fundraising

We are really just getting started and we are so excited to involve my school, Downtown Montessori Academy!!!

Our book drive has officially begun! 2/2/18

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