African Library Project

Tanvi's Botswana Book Drive

08/12/2016 to 12/01/2016
Seattle WA

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 Tanvi Reddy, and I am a high school student in Seattle. Reading has always been something that I am passionate about, and I am really excited to be able and share both experience and knowledge with the people in Botswana! I am currently involved in many extracurriculars apart from my education at Roosevelt High School, and in the process have found reading to be both necessary and a refuge from sometimes difficult experiences we all face in our life.

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

I see this project as a way to empower young people, and I think that is the most important service one can do to better our planet. Knowledge is power; and empowering youth and generations to come will change our enviornment, social standards, and innovation as we know it today. I think this change is viable and for the better. So I am starting this project in the hope to change perspectives and excite and interest the people of Botswana

Please contribute these kinds of books...

This Library is a Secondary Library, which means that the books should range from 4th to 8th grade reading level.

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

The book collection site is currently at my house
8061 45th AVE NE Seattle WA 98115.

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

It is also important to raise funds for the costs of shipping these books to Botswana, so I will come up with a plan to raise around 500 dollars in the near future. Help is requested, and welcome. I am open to ideas as well.
If you would like to simply donate money the drive you can go to this page and use the code B11-17

Here are some ways that you can help...

Please donate books; donate money; volunteer to help with fundraisers (and ideas); donate supplies. ect. (Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.)

Contact us to find out more

Name: Tanvi Reddy
Phone: 206-550-3715

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 08/13/16)
100 books $ fundraising

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