African Library Project

Isabella Boughalem's African Library Project

11/15/2015 to 04/04/2016
Brooklyn 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 ...

Isabella Boughalem and I am currently a 16 year old sophomore at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts in New York City! I am learning and studying the techniques for classical singers, but I also have another passion. For about five years now, I have been a voracious reader. I read everything I can get my hands on and my interests stretch across all genres. My love of reading is so great that I am thinking of majoring in English when I attend college.

I live in NYC, one of the most wonderful places on earth. We have so much here. This isn't the case everywhere in the world and I want to do what I can to help others! There are kids around the world who would love to be inspired by books so they can learn too.

This is why I am conducting a book drive for The African Library Project.

PLEASE JOIN ME! Help me share my sincere affection for literature.


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

I still find it difficult to comprehend that not everyone has easy access to reading materials. My hope is to help in any way that I can to create opportunities to share the gift of books with children who need them.

About our African Partners...

I am collecting books to send to Ghana, Africa to create a community library. These kids would love all kinds of gently used books.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Picture Books
Chapter Books
Books about History, Geography, Math, English and Science
Just Imagine what books Kids might like to read!!!

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

DROP YOUR BOOKS Cobble Hill Think Tank 274 Court Street Brooklyn, NY
anytime between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm See LISA

BUY A BOOK (on Amazon) and have it MAILED to my mom's office:
Donna Faircloth
C/O John Varvatos
26 West 17th Street 12 fl
NYC 10011

SEND ME AN EMAIL If you have books and you can't drop them off. I will find a way to get them!

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

No donation is too small and Every donation will help! My goal is to raise $500 dollars to ship the books. If you would like to donate funds to help me ship the books, or if you would like to donate so I can buy additional books, please send a check made payable to Isabella Boughalem and in the memo write African Library Project. Mail it to 379 Clinton Street New York, New York 11231.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Cobble Hill Think Tank Ask for Lisa and tell her it is in regards to Isabella's book drive for Africa!
Phone: 718-222-9200

Name: Donna Faircloth This is my mom and she can answer any question you may have too!
Phone: 917-913-1983

Name: Isabella Boughalem

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 12/6/15)
400 books $115 fundraising

Help us, Help others! JUST 1 BOOK CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!

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