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Do you love to read? Can you imagine a world without good books? Many rural African schools/communities have no or very little access to reading material. The African LIbrary Project changes lives book by book by starting small libraries in anglophone African countries. We mobilize US volunteers to organize book drives to provide the books to start or improve libraries in African schools and communities. Our work makes a concrete and personal difference on both continents. Join us!
For your mitzvah project, help start a library in an African country by organizing your own book drive for your bar/bat mitzvah project! Your goal is to collect 1,000 gently-used children’s books and approximately $650 for shipping and related costs. Use our Book Drive Guidelines to collect, sort, pack and mail your books to our warehouse where they will be loaded into a container for shipment. Ask your school, temple, neighborhood, youth group, friends and/or family to help you. You’ll be surprised by how many people want to help and how easy it is to collect the books.
“A book is a dream that you hold in your hands.” – Neil Gaiman