Frequently Asked Questions
Africans speak so many languages. Why send books in English?
What age group are your libraries targeting?
Why do you only send children’s books?
How do you know the books are being well used?
I know a place in Africa that needs your help. Can you help them start a library?
I would like to volunteer to work in Africa with your libraries. Is this possible?
What kinds of schools volunteer to collect and send books? Can younger children help?
Our school would like to collect books, but we don’t have an easy way to raise money to ship the books. Can we still participate?
We can help you with ideas about how to raise the funds to cover shipping costs. Fortunately, we are able to ship the books at a very low rate. You can mail 1000 paperback books for $150-$350. Simply use the U.S. Postal Service Media Mail rate to mail your books to our shipper’s warehouse, then send a check to us for $250 to cover the additional shipping and related expenses. Check out the Fundraising Tips of our website for ideas or Success Stories to see what other book drive organizers are doing.
I don’t have books to donate, but I would like to support this project. Can I make a donation?
Of course! We appreciate any contribution you can make. To make a donation online, click “Donate to Us” on our main page or send a check to 19 Mantua Rd. Mt. Royal, NJ 08061.