African Library Project

Davis Family-African Library Project

01/01/2019 to 02/14/2019
Carlsbad CA

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 Carly Davis, I heard about the African Library Project and knowing how much our 11 year old and 8 year old love to read, felt it was the perfect fit. I surprised my family Christmas morning with this amazing opportunity! We are thrilled to be able to organize a book drive for Ghana and the community of Mampong Shai.

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

This project is so important to us! If we can simply gather books that our community has enjoyed and share them with people across the world, that is a beautiful thing. This organization has come up with a way to create over 174 libraries in Ghana since 2011!

About our African Partners...

Through our book drive the area of Mampong Shai, Ghana will be able to have their first library! They have a room that is allocated for this library project and teachers and community volunteers to oversee the library once the books arrive. The area is a small farming community and most homes do not have running water. They applied for a book donation and are eager to serve about 300 students!

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We applied for a primary school book drive and are looking for 1000 gently used books from pre-school to 6th grade reading level. If we receive more than 1200 books they may be able to create a second library! They are also looking for teacher resource material, educational posters and flash cards.

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

We have already started collecting books, please contact me directly and I can come pick up the book donations locally. If you would like to send books please private message and I’ll attach the address for shipping. We will be placing boxes in the boys classes at school also. We need to mail the books by February 14th!

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

We need to raise $550 to cover shipping costs to Ghana. Please consider donating directly to African Library Project using the book drive code G9-60 through online donations

Here are some ways that you can help...

Please help by either donating books, teacher resources or money to cover shipping. Thank you so much!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Carly Davis
Phone: 805-239-0573

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $550 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 2/2/2019)
1300 books $200 fundraising

We received so many book donations this week! Thank you to everyone who scoured through their garages and bookshelves, packed up all of those heavy books and generously donated! We have an incredible collection of teacher resources, old time classics, brand new books and lots of love to ship to Ghana! What a terrific community we have!

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