African Library Project

Help Make a Difference...African Books Drive

08/31/2019 to 10/31/2020
San Ramon 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 ...

Hello! We are two students - Aashna and Anish - in Silicon Valley and we understand the value of education and literacy.

We are working towards creating a community library in Uganda, Africa. In order to accomplish this, we need your support in collecting 1,000 books to begin the library.

In addition we would need a total of $500 to ship the books to Africa.

Any book or dollar you can donate would be greatly appreciated.

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

From the age of 5 I have loved reading novels and as a sophomore I still do. Whenever I find myself needing a break from my homework, I pick up a book and get ready to be transported to a different world. Our team is organizing this event in an effort to help less privileged children.

We would love to provide kids in Uganda with this opportunity. Even if kids in Uganda are not able to get formal education they need, we would still like to empower them with the ability to read and learn from books.

About our African Partners...

We are sending books to Uganda, a small country located in the center of Africa. These books will open an amazing community library.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We need gently used books for kids pre-school to eight grade.

You can donate any kind of books. National Geographic Kids, Early Readers Books, atlases, non-fiction books, chapter books, and any other books for kids are welcome.

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

For information on where to drop off the books email:

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

We plan to collect 1,000 book for Ugandan kids by October 31st of 2019. In addition, $500 are required for shipping the books.

Go fund me link:

Thank you for your contribution!

Here are some ways that you can help...

How can you help? You can:

1) Donate books for preschool to 4th graders (contact us at

2) Donate money (visit this link:

3) Spread the word to friends and family (forward this page)

Thank you to any one who helps! Together we can make a big difference in the world.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Aashna

Name: Anish

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 9/22/19)
714 books $127 fundraising

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

Donate a book, help create lives...


Thank you to all the contributors who donated book or contributed money to this effort!!

I would also like to give a huge thanks to my parents for helping me organize this book drive.

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