African Library Project

The Great High School Book Drive

01/20/2015 to 06/01/2015
Portland OR

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 ...

three high school students who stumbled across a great chance to help others further their education. We often take education for granted in the United States, as everybody receives it. Usually, it is not very easy to find ways to benefit others, but we knew this was something that we would do when we found it.

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

it's nice to have a way to give back, especially to communities in need. Discovering that we were able to do something so simple and affect so many people really caught our attention. It's going to be an experience for us to remember and will give so many others an easy opportunity to help others.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

~Books for preschool--8th grade (we need more 4th-8th than preschool-4th)
~Paperback dictionaries
~Books about Africa
~Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
~Children's picture books
*all donations must be new or gently used*

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

Deliver the books and/or money to the group member that you are most familiar with.

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

Our current idea is to have all people who would like to help but do not have any books to donate simply provide a few dollars. Another strategy that we may take is to have everybody who donates bring in $1 with their donation. That's not very much money, but can (and will) add up over time.

Here are some ways that you can help...

We would like to give out our information in order to help further this book drive/fundraiser. However, we are unable to. We are only accepting donations from people we know in person, thank you for your interest.

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $600 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: January 20)
62 books $0 fundraising

This drive started when one of our members realized how many books were on the shelves that they would never read again. Instead of just throwing them away, a google search was conducted to discover where books could go to a good cause. Upon finding this website, they recruited two friends who decided to help to build a library in Africa.


Thanks to anybody who has read this whole page and who wishes to contribute. Bring your donations to us when the time is right.

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