Recently we learned about an organization called The African Library Project. This non-profit brings gently used books to an African community that has lots of eager readers but very few books. I don't know what it was about this particular cause that grabbed me... maybe it's my own life-long love of books and reading, or how I now see my own kids learning to read and loving books, but I was immediately captivated by the idea of joining in.
|Books en-route to Mohale's Hoek High School in Lesotho|
Or stop us when you see us and share your spare change. :) We also plan to set up some fundraising events to raise money for shipping. We will keep you updated on those!
What's in it for me?
Learn more about the African Library Project at http://www.africanlibraryproject.org.
The satisfying feeling of helping others! A little bit of recognition - we'll keep a list of all contributors so we can thank you along the way. Also, please send a photo of yourself or your family when you make a donation. We'll send the photos along with the books so our school in Lesotho can get to know us a little bit. A great family activity - gathering books to donate would make a great family home evening! A chance to declutter - don't we all have some extra books lying around that we could stand to clear out? And even a tax deduction - The African Library Project is a registered 501(c)3 organization (Fed Tax ID# 65-1261685). Let us know if you need a receipt for your donation.
|Boys from Lesotho enjoy Dr. Suess' 500 Hats!|
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