African Library Project

Lets Help Build a Library in Africa

06/16/17 to 11/30/17
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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 ...

Silvi, Dave and YOU will be helping to build a library for a school in Kenya Africa. No gift is too small, everything is appreciated. . .

Thank you for taking the time to check out our page and thanks for helping us do this!

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

We are very fortunate to live in this country and have access to education and plenty of books...Let's share our resources with others who do not have the access and privileges that we do in order to give them the opportunity to grow up with the biggest tool anyone can have: EDUCATION! We need your help to collect 1000 books before the End of November. Help us give a great present to students in Africa this year. This will help make a huge difference in the education of these children!

About our African Partners...

While we do not know the exact location and name of the school that we will be donating to, we do know that it is in Kenya. We will update the information here as soon as we have it. :)

Please contribute these kinds of books...

You know those books that you loved as a child or loved reading to your children? The ones that sparked the imagination or filled the pages with colors and characters that you will never forget? These are the types of books we are looking for!

More to the point, we are collecting books (in English) for any child grades PK-4th, that are in good condition. This can be your favorite picture book, story book or even chapter book, as long as it is for the younger crowd. :)

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

During the next few months we will be having events, such as happy hours, raffles, and general gatherings of fun and/or adventure, to collect donations of books or money.

Please email Silvina at if you have any suggestions for events or locations, questions or comments.

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

We will need to raise at least $500 as part of this contribution.
Now... you might be thinking, 'Money, I thought you were collecting books?' and you would be right, but we are also helping to build this library and to do that we have to ship 1000 books to Africa.

I don't know if any of you have moved lately, but that's a lot of heavy boxes....

We will accepts cash, check, PayPal, Venmo, or any other way that works for both parties to exchange money.

Please contact Silvina at to arrange for any donations you are able to give.

Here are some ways that you can help...

There are so many things you can do to help us achieve our goal!
- Donate books
- Donate money
- Donate Packing supplies
- Ask others to donate
- Help organize a fundraising event
- Put up posters or flyers
- Promote on social media;
- Come to a book packing party
-- or whatever else you can think of to help us out.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Silvina

Name: Dave

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising

To make a donation electronically please visit:
VERY IMPORTANT: Please make sure to include our Book Drive Code: K2-06 so our book drive gets the credit for the funds!


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