African Library Project

Alyssa's Sierra Leone Book Drive

04/20/2015 to 08/31/2015
Cleveland OH

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 ...

Hello! I am Alyssa and I'm taking on this project as part of my Girl Scout Gold Award, as well as a general desire to somehow make a difference to those who don't have access to literature.

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

I have a very strong international interest and a deep love of literature that incites me to want to make a global impact on literacy. As soon as I found this organisation, I was instantly enamoured with the prospect of starting up a library for others to receive access to the wonderful worlds that literature can provide.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

I am hoping to receive books from pre-school reading level to eighth grade reading level for a community library in Sierra Leone. The focus will primarily be on books from pre-school to fourth grade, however.

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

I am in the process of organising a book drive with the Cleveland Public Library where I will give a presentation on how this will positively affect the community this is helping.

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

At the aforementioned book drive with the Cleveland Public Library, I plan on also running a book sale simultaneously to raise the funds.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Even simply donating one or two books will help deeply.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Alyssa Wood

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: July 6th, 2015)
1322 books $ fundraising

I am now in the fundraising phase of my project!


Thank you to all book donors!

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