African Library Project

Serena and Faith's African Library Project

04/12/2015 to 05/29/2015
Bardonia NY

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 ...

Hi everyone! Our names are Faith Redmond and Serena Mathew. We are seniors at Clarkstown South High School in Rockland County, New York. For our National Honor Society independent service project, we have decided to run a book drive to help start a community library based at a secondary school in Malawi. Please contact us with any questions, we would appreciate any help we can get! Our goal is 1,000 books and $500 for shipping. Thanks!

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

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the gift of reading, something many of us here in the United States take for granted. By starting a library in Malawi, we hope that the many children there will be able to learn, grow, and have a brighter future because of it.

About our African Partners...

Our partner is Providence Girls Secondary School in Malawi. We are the only book drive matched with this school and they are thrilled that we're helping them.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are starting a community library at a secondary school which means we are collecting books that range from pre-school reading level, to eighth grade reading level.
These books can include:
-picture books
-teacher resource materials (i.e. geography books, math books, ELA/reading books

The focus should be on the fourth to eighth grade reading levels.

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

Drop Off Sites:
Risen King Alliance Church (190 New Hempstead Rd, New City, NY 10956)
St. Francis of Assisi (128 Parrott Rd, West Nyack, NY 10994)
Clarkstown South High School (31 Demarest Mill Rd, West Nyack, NY 10994)

If distance is a problem, books can be shipped or sent directly to us if ordered online (email us for more information).

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

Shipping is expensive, we need $500 to ship these books to Malawi. Any amount helps! You can help us by donating at:

Here are some ways that you can help...

We are extremely grateful for any book and money donations. We would also love for you to help us spread the word - tell your friends and family and visit our website or to donate!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Faith & Serena
Phone: (845) 499-1708

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 5/11/15)
753 books $470 fundraising


Thank you so much for your support!

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