African Library Project

Troop 254 World of Girls Brownie Book Drive

10/16/2018 to 01/26/2019
Stafford VA

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 ...

This year, Troop 254's Brownie Girl Scouts completed their World of Girls journey. As part of this journey, the girls took a small reading tour of different countries around the world and learned about the girls there. As a wrap-up to this journey, the girls had to organize an idea for a service project (a "Take-Action" project) to finish the badges. We have decided, since books were part of the theme of the journey, to do our part for the African Library Project and hold a book drive for Ghana.

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

We believe in the power of girls and the changes they can make. Girl Scouts is about community, sharing, caring, and most importantly, being a sister to everyone. We are running this book drive in hopes that we may encourage girls to do their part AND that we may be the sister that a few little girls need in their lives.

About our African Partners...

Our books will be benefiting Ghana! We are hoping to supply a community library from the preschool to 8th grade levels.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are in need of books from the United States pre-school level to the United States 8th grade level.

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

We will collect books every Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Park Ridge Elementary School at 2000 Parkway Boulevard in Stafford.

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

The Girl Scouts partnered with Booze Allen Hamilton of Fort Belvoir to host a CyberSecurity Badge Class on December 8, 2018. Employees of Booz Allen volunteered their time to come out and teach 3 CyberSecurity badges to Girl Scouts from Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Fredericksburg. Scouts who came in for the class also brought books to donate for the drive and we were able to raise everything we needed for our shipping costs and more!

Here are some ways that you can help...

Any lightly-used books that you may have that fit our donation category would be greatly appreciated! Round up all of those children's books that aren't being read anymore and donate them for a good cause! If you would like to help monetarily, please contact us through our website at

Contact us to find out more

Name: Kuala Bierlein Book Drive Organizer
Phone: 6166343962

Name: Steven Weyers Book Drive Organizer
Phone: 7063865275

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 1/26/2019)
1,328 books $600 fundraising

We have finally finished our drive! Today we mailed all of our books and we are SO EXCITED to see them reach their destination. Our girls worked extremely hard for the past three days cleaning, quality-checking and packing our books with care. We hope they get many more years of joy and use!

THANK YOU, STAFFORD! Through your support and generous outpouring of donations, we were able to exceed our goals for Ghana!


A huge thanks to the citizens of Stafford, Virginia for their contributions during the past few months! This would NEVER have been possible without the huge collaboration we had with our community. Special "thank you" to Park Ridge Elementary and the Merit School for their large donations of school books.

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