African Library Project

Montgomery County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

10/01/2014 to 04/01/2015
Montgomery County MD

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 ...

The Montgomery County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is a private, not-for-profit organization located in Montgomery County, Maryland. Our purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in our local community and throughout the world. Since our Sorority's founding in 1913, more than 200,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. The sorority currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea.

The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization's Five Point Programmatic Thrust. More than ten thousand members typically attend Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated's biennial national conventions, and each of the seven regional conferences (held during years when there is no national convention) typically hosts thousands of members. At its recent 51st National convention held in the District of Columbia, more than 38,000 members registered and attended.

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

Participation in the Africa Library Project promotes our commitment to promote literacy, education, international awareness and involvement. We are focused on developing and implementing programs that increase awareness of and create opportunities for interacting with people of other nations and cultures.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

- 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
- Paperback textbooks in math, English, geography, health, and science at appropriate level (kindergarten to 6th grade). Send no more than two copies of any textbook; these will be used for teacher resources.
- 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
- Brain teasers, flash cards, educational games and puzzles

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

Partner with MCAC and PLANT a library in rural West Africa! The Montgomery County Alumnae Chapter is collecting 1,000 gently used books to plant a children’s library in rural Republic of Ghana, West Africa. Target ages range from pre-K through 12 years old.

Donation schedule is as follows:

Months: Book Collection through January 2014; Shipment April 2014

Location: White Oak Community Center

Dates: Every second Saturday of the Month

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Elizabeth Coates
Phone: 202-746-4665

Progress Report

Our Goal 1,000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: Jan 1, 2015)
1,000 books $500 fundraising

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