African Library Project

Cailey Bolden's African Library Project - Kenya Primary Community Library

05/01/2019 to 07/31/2019
Orlando FL

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 ...

Hi. My name is Cailey Bolden with Cypress Springs Elementary National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS). I am in the 5th grade and this is my 2019 NEHS Project. I chose to collect books to donate to the African Library Project because I LOVE books and wanted to share the joy of books to those who are less fortunate. I am so grateful to my mother for introducing books to me at an early age and helping me with this book drive.

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

Since I was very young, my parents took me to the library. When I started school at Cypress Springs Elementary, I met Mrs. Milliron, our librarian. She continued to increase my love for reading books. I was able to participate in book club at school. I love attending events at our local libraries. So, when I heard that there was a need for libraries in Africa, I wanted to help. I would like every child to have the same love for books and the library as I do.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

The books that I'm collecting will go to a Kenya Primary School Library.
We need 1,000 preschool to 4th grade reading level books.

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

I will continue to collect books through the summer. You can drop them off to me at school or my home. I will have a drop-off container at my front door.

Contact me if you'd like me to pick up the books from you.

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

It will cost approximately $500 to ship these books ($250 for shipping to the warehouse and $250 for international shipping fees).

Here are some ways that you can help...

Please donate books and money for shipping so that we can contribute to the library in Kenya.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Cailey Bolden
Phone: 5042597072

Name: Cassandra Bolden
Phone: 5042597072

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 5/14/2019)
625 books $25 fundraising

We are almost there. We still need a few more books and cash donations toward shipping costs.

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