African Library Project

Coats Book Drive

05/22/2018 to 08/22/2018

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 ...

Books, Books, Books! Our family has been blessed and showered with books. Our children read every night. Even if they use it as an excuse to stay up, they love their books. We want to share this love of reading with children around the world.

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

Not everyone is blessed with a home full of books. I remember loving the books that I would be able to take home from the library as a child because I had no books of my own. My children are blessed and have multiple containers of books. In the middle of a move I realized that I would like to do something meaningful with the books they are not longer using. Starting a Library in Africa would provide an outlet where we can provide a wonderful use of gently used books.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are requesting gently used pre-school to 4th grade reading level.

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

We will have a book drive on June 22, July 22, and August 22, 2018. We are still working on the location of the book drive and will post the location on this site.
Or you can log on to AMAZON and search "African Library Project Primary books" for a list of suggested books and have the books mailed directly to me.

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

Any donations toward the $500 shipping costs would be appreciated. Please email me directly.

Here are some ways that you can help...

If you desire to help with this project, please consider donating books, passing out the flyer about our website to spread the word about the book drive, donating to cover shipping costs, help pack the books, or organize a fundraising event.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Maria Coats
Phone: 4249035647

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books $500.00 fundraising

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