African Library Project

Jeremy Goldman's South African Library Project

02/06/2015 to 05/08/2015
West Bloomfield MI

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 ...

This book drive is being coordinated by Cindy Goldman with the awesome help of: The Birmingham Unitarian Church Sunday School and Youth Group and also the West Bloomfield School District.

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

When Jeremy arrived at his school in South Africa, they asked him to organize a library. Sadly, there are very few books and a lot of them are old. Many schools throughout Africa teach in English, however, very few schools have access to many books in English.

About our African Partners...

KwaNyezi Primary School near Nquthu, South Africa will be receiving our books. Jeremy Goldman teaches on behalf of the Peace Corps at this pre-K through 8th grade school.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

KwaNyezi Primary School is in need of books ranging from Preschool to 8th grade level. Preferably 2/3 of the 2,000 total books need to be Preschool to 4th grade and the other 1/3 can be 4th through 8th grade level. Note that we already have plenty of 4-8th grade books at this time.

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

Contact Cindy Goldman to schedule a Drop off or Pick Up in West Bloomfield. Books can also be dropped off at the BUC at 38651 Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills, MI (Attn: Kimery Campbell).

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

We have shipped 2000 books to Jeremy's Library in South Africa, and 1000 books to a library in Milawi. We still need to ship 550 books to 2 other schools in South Africa. Send this donation to Cindy Goldman.

Here are some ways that you can help...

We still need help raising about $125 more in order to ship the last 550 books.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Cindy Goldman Coordinator
Phone: 2483201750

Name: Kimery Campbell BUC Contact

Progress Report

Our Goal 2,000 books $750 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 5/6/2015)
3,550 books $885 fundraising

We have already raised and sent to ALP the $250 needed to help pay for the container that ships the books to South Africa!

Thanks to so many generous donations of books, we have enough for two full libraries and to contribute to 2 others! But we need more cash donations in order to be able to ship the 550 extra books. Any donation no matter what size is welcomed!!


A great big THANK YOU to the following people:
Jillian Campbell for her help with sorting and packing
Abbott Middle School in West Bloomfield
Fay Houry, teacher at Abbott for contributing $100 towards shipping.
Colin Forcier, student at Abbott for contributing $20 towards shipping.
Mackenzie Carter & Dominic Goreyoka for organizing the Abbott drive.
Kristi Hopper, teacher at Abbott for collecting the books and much more.
Gretchko School Library in West Bloomfield
Roosevelt Elementary in Keego Harbor
West Bloomfield High School
Jack and Janet Podoll for donating to ALP for shipping.
Karen Kilchenman for donating to ALP for shipping.
Nat Smith, Paul Plante, Doug Podoll, Kimery Campbell, Kim Miner, Ruth Stern, Gaynelle Stamm, Tracy Phillips, Joan Wells, & Pat Podoll for donating to stateside shipping fund.
Aishah Syed Alwi, BUC families, Kim Miner, Debi Miller, Maria Montbriand, Priya Venapussa, Jennifer Kelly, Linda Busch, Mara Semanson, Heather Stegall, Kris Schreck, and many many more for donating books.

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