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Recent blog posts

Guest blog by Yosef Lifchitz, President and Founder of Books4Cause. Books4Cause has started 35 libraries with ALP. 

b2ap3_thumbnail_nourishing1.jpgBooks4cause is an online bookstore with a social mission to provide economic opportunities through education.  

Of paramount importance for myself as the President of Books4Cause is not only to know that we are doing good in the world but to see it first hand. 


We were posted on #GivingTuesday with success!
#literacy #communityservice

Across the US, people who love books and believe in literacy are gathering books, 1,000 at a time, to ship to Africa to build libraries where there are none - in rural Africa. The African Library Project (ALP) offers a program to start new children’s libraries in Africa Book donations are gathered via book drives (1,000 books + $500).

b2ap3_thumbnail_olivia1.jpgFor several years now we have been collecting books for the African Library Project (ALP). This year, the ALP board invited our family to attend their 2013 Summit in Malawi as book drive organizers, together with Mike and Coy who are also very involved with ALP. We were very honored by the invitation, an offer we simply could not refuse, and luckily our teachers agreed. At the Summit we were fortunate to participate in all activities.

Guest blog by Betty Londergan, a friend of ALP, who authors two blogs of her own: and

b2ap3_thumbnail_flow1.jpgIn the world of blogging, it’s not uncommon to develop meaningful friendships with people whose face you’ve never seen and voice you’ve never heard.

I met Chris Bradshaw, founder of African Library Project, when I wrote a post about ALP for my blog, What Gives 365, and donated $100 to her amazing endeavor.