African Library Project

Arlington High School National Honor Society's African Library Project

05/01/2019 to 05/31/2019
Arlington MA

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 ...

Thank you for visiting our fundraising page! This book drive for the African Library Project was put together by a group of dedicated Arlington High students in the Community Service committee in our school's chapter of the National Honor Society in Arlington Massachusetts. All it takes to change lives and open a library in Kenya is 1,000 books and $500! We are super excited to be running this book drive and to have the opportunity to help further education worldwide and we hope you can help!

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

We want to give other people access to the kind of opportunity that we have been given. We were very lucky to get 4 years of secondary education and access to resources like the National Honor Society. When we were younger, books were a very important part of our lives and our interest in school, from being read to when we were Pre-School age, to the excitement of being able to read on our own. We want to be able to share this passion and opportunity with other kids so they can be feel empowered and able to continue their education and impact the world with their voice.

About our African Partners...

Your donations will build a Primary Community Library in Kenya. This will be used to further the literacy and passion for learning in all ages of kids from pre-school to 8th grade! It will be used by the school, but will also be open to the community. Our partner currently has a library with academic books, but are looking for books for kids to read for pleasure to create a lively library!

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Any books pre-school to 8th grade reading level in good condition!
Baby board books
Children’s picture books
Children’s fiction and non-fiction
Early readers
BIG books
Teacher's resource books for school libraries
Children’s dictionaries/picture dictionaries
Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
Children’s encyclopedias/picture encyclopedias
Children’s thesauruses
Books with universal themes (friendships, animals, love)
Children's books teaching life skills about health, hygiene, adolescence and careers
Accurate up-to-date atlases
Books about Africa or African-Americans
Educational children's science and literary magazines in good condition

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

We will start collecting books on May 1st 2019, there will be collection bins in the lobbies/libraries of Arlington High School as well as several elementary schools in Arlington. If your organization would like to donate books, please contact us and we can find a time to come and pick the books up from you. If you have any questions about book donations, please contact us and ask!

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

There will be collection areas for the monetary donations in the lobbies of the aforementioned collection areas, and we would love it if you could help by giving a monetary donation in place of or in addition to your books!

Here are some ways that you can help...

You can donate! Or you can ask an organization (libraries, schools etc.) that you may know would be willing to help to donate books! If you would help us with book packaging or fundraising don't be shy to contact us!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Eileen Tucci

Name: Gil Kim

Name: Neharika Nirola

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books $500 fundraising

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