African Library Project

NCL Stanford Hills Chapter Book Drive for Kamasengre School in Kenya

10/09/2016 to 11/12/2016
Portola Valley 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 ...

National Charity League is a mother/daughter philanthropic organization that works to improve our communities. A group of twenty girls from our Stanford Hills Chapter got together and decided to work together and organize a book drive for a school in Kenya.

Our website link:

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

We have grown up with access to as many books as we like, and there are children all over the world with no chance to read books at all. We would love for others to have the same experiences we have had reading and benefit from all the joys it brings!

Please contribute these kinds of books...

For our library, we are collecting 1,000 gently used children's books, pre-K thru 8th grade, fiction and non-fiction.
Books we CANNOT accept are:
- Books that are filled with small, dense print that might be too intimidating or boring for the age level
- Books with lots of slang, which may be difficult for English learners to follow
- Books for very young children that have many references to appliances and electronic gadgets
- Adult paperback romance novels
- Books about United States or Canadian history or government (but DO COLLECT books about African-Americans)
- Books about North American or religious holidays (Easter, Halloween, Christmas, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, April Fools Day, Valentine’s Day, Chanukah, etc.)
- Books that evangelize or promote a particular religion
- Magazines except for children's educational magazines and National Geographic less than 5 years old

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

All books must be collected by November 12th and donated to the NCL member.

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

In order to cover the shipping cost ($450 for domestic postal shipment to New Orleans and $250 for trans-continental container shipment), we are collecting funds as well as books.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Sofie Vandeputte
Phone: 408 839-9686

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $700 fundraising

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