African Library Project

BASIS Peoria NJHS Book Drive

02/05/2018 to 04/30/2018
Peoria AZ

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! We are the BASIS Peoria National Junior Honor Society. We all go to BASIS Peoria, a public charter school in Arizona, and love to serve in our community.

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

At our school we get LOTS of homework. Some of that homework is reading books like the Outsiders, Great Gatsby, or 1984. Sometimes we are complemented because some of the books we read are very hard. However, we have a hard time imagining life without books. Without books we would not learn!

In Lesotho, many school kids our age have no access to books. Because of this, they are unable to become literate and reach for higher educational opportunities.

Luckily, we have books. The rest is simple: we have books; they don't; we give our books to them so they can, someday, love to read as much as we do. What seems to us as getting rid of old books is a gift of unlimited opportunity for the kids in Lesotho.

About our African Partners...

We are sending our books to Bishop De Mazenod High School. There are 501 students at this school, but only 24 teachers. This students have a library, but barely any books and no furniture.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We need 4th through 8th grade reading level books (fiction and nonfiction).

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

We are starting our drive on February 12 at BASIS Peoria, so please donate in the collection boxes around the school.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Please donate books, and if you can, spread the word. Friends and family outside of our school can donate, too.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Senou NJHS Hermes

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 3/25/18)
742 books $1203 fundraising

Thank you for donating! We will begin to pack the books next week.

Hey everyone, we are almost there! We need everyone's help to reach a 1000, so bring a book, tell a friend -- anything to help is appreciated.

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