African Library Project

Webster / Bradshaw Malawi Library Project

02/20/2016 to 05/20/2016
Pelham NH

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 ...

We're a team of friends (2 families) who enjoy reading and want to share that gift with people who don't have books.

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

We know that books are a gift, and we know that while there are a lot of things in the world that we can't fix, this is one small thing we can do.

About our African Partners...

Our library will be in a school in Malawi, the Kalaka Community Day Secondary School - the books will belong to the school, but will also be shared with the village community as a whole.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

~ books pre-K thru 8th grade reading level
~ helpful teacher resources (posters, games for reading, etc.)
~ (books on politics, religion, and American holidays are not useful)

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

Give your books to a Bradshaw or Webster before May 15. If you'd like us to come pick them up or meet you somewhere, please ask! If you are not local to us and still want to contribute, please contact Katie - that is certainly possible.

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

We need to raise $250 to ship our books to the office in New Orleans, and another $250 to get them from America to Malawi. If you would consider donating even a small amount, we would be very grateful! Our kids are also willing and able to work for shipping money: they can clean up yards, shovel snow, babysit (within guidelines), move firewood, and clean cars. Please contact Katie if hiring a kid is a possibility for you.

Here are some ways that you can help...

If you would like to help us, please consider these options:
1. Donate books!
2. Donate shipping money (or hire a kid)!
3. Spread the word to others who might be interested in our project.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Katie
Phone: 603.635.2086

Name: Keri

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 2/28/2016)
1007 books $326 fundraising

May 18 Progress Report - The books left NH this morning for Louisiana, where they will be loaded onto a surface ship headed to Africa. Consider helping us collect the remaining $174 needed to get them across the ocean?


Thank you so much for being part of this gift! We appreciate all of you and recognize that if not for you, it wouldn't happen.

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