African Library Project

Will DeAndre's African Library Project

08/12/2016 to 12/09/2016
Palo Alto CA

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 ...

My name is Will, and I'm a freshman at Palo Alto High School. I have always liked to read, and I want everyone in the world to have books to read. I hope you will help.

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

Being able to read open up endless possibilities for people. I want to make books available to people everywhere to make their lives better.

About our African Partners...

These donations are for a school library in Kenya.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

Books at a US pre-school to 4th-grade reading level. I'd like to collect the following types of books:

Baby board books
Children’s picture books
Children’s fiction and non-fiction
Early readers
BIG books
Teacher's resource books for school libraries
Children’s dictionaries/picture dictionaries
Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
Children’s encyclopedias/picture encyclopedias
Children’s thesauruses
Books with universal themes (friendships, animals, love)
Children's books teaching life skills about health, hygiene, adolescence and careers)
Accurate, up-to-date atlases
Books about Africa or African-Americans
Educational children's science and literary magazines in good condition
Brain teasers, flash cards, educational games and puzzles
Juvenile literature

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

I will pick up books (locally), or you can drop books off at my house. I'll have a basket by our side door (between garage and front door).

You can also buy books on Amazon to donate. Here is the link to a list of age-appropriate books: They will be delivered to me to be boxed and shipped with the whole library.

Please email if you have books. (

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

In order to help pay for shipping the books to Kenya, I need to raise $500. Any amount contributed, big or small, will help me reach that goal. Contributions can be made via PayPal using

Here are some ways that you can help...

1. Donate books!
2. Contribute to postage cost.
3. Donate boxes for shipping (12"10"18 boxes).
4. Spread the word--tell others to donate books.
Thank you!

Contact us to find out more

Name: Will DeAndre
Phone: 650-796-5718

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 11/20/16)
750 books $100 fundraising

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