African Library Project

Renisher's African Book Drive

09/13/2016 to 11/15/2016
New York 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 ...

Hello my name is Renisher Roberts and I am a proud international volunteer with Project Humanity, a non profit organization that builds communities and empowers women in rural African countries including Kenya. Building libraries in Kenya is a very important goal for me and this organization. Although I live in New York City, I have had the opportunity to travel to Kenya on several occasions and the need for books and libraries is absolutely vital and necessary for this village. Please help us to make their dreams come true.

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

I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya this past summer. So many schools do not have libraries, the students are excited, eager to learn and thirsty for knowledge. Unfortunately school is not affordable for everyone. Therefore, having a library in the community will provide access to books for everyone. This is can change their world forever.

About our African Partners...

The school that I will be rising this book drive for a library is called Uya Primary school. They are located in Rusinga Island, Mbita Kenya. They have a student population of 176 boys and 164 girls. They currently do not have a library.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

For this book drive I am looking to collect books that are fit for pre-schoolers to 4th graders.

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

If you would like to contribute books to this book drive. Please send me an email at We can then discuss time and place for a drop off. If you are out of state we can discuss alternate ways to make this possible.

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

In addition to collecting books, I will also need to raise funds to ship the books to Africa. I have set up a Gofundme account for this very purpose. You can donate at www.gofundme/22bsrg3g. My name should appear on the account. If you would prefer to contribute privately please contact me directly, my information is at the bottom.

Here are some ways that you can help...

If you would like to help me make this project a succes, I currently need you to donate books, donate funds for shipping cost, shipping supplies including tape, boxes, and labels.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Renisher Roberts
Phone: 917-216-1025

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500.00 fundraising

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