African Library Project
OurBookDriveOrganizers

Our Book Drive Organizers

Our volunteer book drive organizers collect 1000 books and raise $500 in shipping funds for each library. 

They rally their local communities to donate books; sort the books to ensure appropriate fit; hold a book packing party to get the books ready for shipment; and mail the books to our U.S. warehouse.

Along the way, they are educating Americans about the need for literacy and education in Africa and encouraging everyone to recycle the children's books they have outgrown.

Our book drive organizers are the best!

 

2018

2018

  • Abbi Wagstaff, Fruit Heights, UT 
  • Aiden Cranwell, Johnstown, CO 
  • Akshaya Venkatesh, Simi Valley, CA
  • Angel Tanguma / Girl Scout Troop 9700, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Ariela Steinberg, Mountain View, CA
  • Dylan Scott
  • Alene Frankel / John Witherspoon Middle School, Princeton, NJ 
  • Alice Warren / Fairfield Woods Middle School, Fairfield, CT
  • Allison Portnoy, Dublin, OH 
  • Alyson Youngers, Murphy, TX 
  • Amanda Areces, Carmel, IN 
  • Amanda Christian / Emmanuelle elementary school, Union city, CA 
  • Amanda Faleschini / Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Troop 1141, Fort Mill, SC 
  • Amy Jo Carson, Austin, TX (4)
  • Anastasia Valimaki, Fantana, FL
  • Andreea Dan, Union City, CA 
  • Ann Rinkenberger / Forest Lake-Scandia Leo Club, Scandia, MN
  • Anu Kulkarni / Community Leadership Group (3rd Graders), Portola Valley, CA (3)
  • Ashley Kim, Dublin, CA 
  • Ashley Lauderman, Menlo Park, CA
  • Audrey Doffing, Conway Springs, KS 
  • Azalea Nordeng , Madison, WI
  • Barbara Tiger / Council Rock School District, Holland, PA 
  • Bryce Coppenger, Rockville, MD
  • Byron Terry, Chicago, IL 
  • Caleb He / Randall K. Cooper High School, Union, KY 
  • Carly Jezik, Dobbs Ferry NY
  • Carol Younge, Portola Valley, CA (6)
  • Caroline Meyersohn, Elk Grove, CA 
  • Carolyn Sauer 
  • Catherine Cahill / Old St. Mary's School, Chicago, IL 
  • Catherine Rayos, San Jose, CA
  • Cathy Lampman, Portola Valley, CA (3)
  • Charles James, Moreno Valley, CA 
  • Chris Bradshaw, Portola Valley, CA (3)
  • Claire Hubel, Mountain View, CA 
  • Clara Degois Sainz, Palo Alto, CA 
  • Colten Powell, Hanahan, SC 
  • Coy Cross, Grass Valley, CA 
  • Crys Lee, South Salt Lake, UT (2)
  • Daisy Scarzello / U-32, Montpelier, VT 
  • Danae Arone, Marion, MA 
  • Dean Blackburn / Nova High School National Technical Honors Society, Weston, FL 
  • Debbie Brown, Nashua, NH 
  • Demetra Mack, Oakland, CA 
  • Derek Zhu, Pearland, TX 
  • Dhyanashri Raman, Edison, NJ 
  • Divya Prakash, Fremont CA
  • Dove Metz, West Hills, CA 
  • Dylan Scott / National Honor Society, Manasquan, NJ
  • Eden Maisel / Hillbrook School, Los Gatos, CA 
  • Edward Sabin, Pasadena, MD (2)
  • Elisa Maroney / Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR (2)
  • Ericka Flood / Safepassages/ Americorps, Oakland, CA 
  • Erin Radue / Bungalow 5, New York, NY (2)
  • Fairfield Woods Middle School, Fairfield, CT
  • Falyn O'Brien / Ocean City High School's National Honors Society Chapter, Ocean City, NJ 
  • Fidel Verdin / TRUE Skool, Milwaukee, WI 
  • Gabriella Pollack, Doylestown, PA (2)
  • Grace Tulinsky, Culver City, CA 
  • Graciela Mann, Los Altos Hills, CA (2)
  • Hari Sateshkarthik, Frisco, TX (2)Jaden Haney / Boy Scouts of America 
  • Janet Lee, San Jose, CA (2)
  • Janet Markham, Scotia, NY 
  • Janet Southwell, Bernalillo, NM 
  • Jeff Markham, Coppell, TX 
  • Jeff Paulson / St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School, San Mateo, CA (2)
  • Jennifer Thornby / Girl Scout Troop 40085, Ann Arbor, MI (2)
  • Jessica Schwartz, Pittsburgh, PA 
  • Jill McQueary / Farmington Rio del Sol Kiwanis, Farmington, NM 
  • Joanne Provo, Minneapolis, MN (2)
  • Joe Loecke, Windsor, CO 
  • joya Holden, Castle Hills, TX 
  • Judy Brillinger, Broadview Heights, OH 
  • Julia; Eva; Alex Hoffritz; Li; Liu, Exton, PA 
  • Kara Park / The Nueva School, Los Altos Hills, CA (2)
  • Kasia Stevens / Emerson Elementary School, Albuquerque, NM 
  • Katha Pollitt, New York, NY
  • Kathryn Beech, Kenilworth, IL (2)
  • Kathryn Sonnie Barton / Global Hope Alliance/ADANU, Quakertown, PA 
  • Kathy Purdy, Tucker, GA (2)
  • Kathy Sims, Knoxville, TN 
  • Katie Bardwell, Quincy, MA 
  • Katie Kopecki / Safe Passages/Cesar Chavez Middle School, Union City, CA 
  • Katie Rubino, Stroudsburg, PA (2)
  • Kazuo Nakamura, Mount Hermon, MA
  • Kimberly McDonald / Mountain West Montessori Academy, South Jordan, UT 
  • Kjersten Nelson / Ballard High School, Louisville, KY 
  • Kwasi Anyinam / Books for Africa's Future, New York, NY 
  • Laura Woodside, Atherton, CA 
  • Lauren Bavis, Ashburn, VA 
  • Lauren Flatley, Brookfield, WI 
  • Leah Wilson, Howell, NJ 
  • Linda Mellina / Broadway Dance Theatre Junior Elite Team, Chatham, NJ 
  • Linda Ye / Watchung Hills Regional High School, Warren, NJ 
  • Lisa White, Mason, MI 
  • Luke Ramirez, Union City, CA 
  • Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell / Leading Through Living Community, Douglasville, GA (2)
  • Madison Perez, Coppell, TX 
  • Mae Hubel, Mountain View, CA (2)
  • Manuel Faria, Miami, FL 
  • Mary Flanagan, Austin, TX
  • Matthew Godfrey, Syracuse, UT 
  • Max Zhang, San Ramon, CA 
  • Meghan OBrien / Bishop D.J. O'Connell High School, Vienna, VA 
  • Melanie Hitsman, Dublin, OH (3)
  • Melissa Darling / Carroll Couty Junior Leaders -Deer Creek Delphiniums 4-H, Delphi, IN (2)
  • Michael Gottfried, Landing, NJ (2)
  • Mikha Kounouho, Phoenix, AZ 
  • Mike Kovach, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Mira Wadehra, Los Altos, CA
  • Nandini Bangalore, San Jose, CA 
  • Nena Luzik, Fleetwood, PA
  • Nicki Kelley, Tipton, MO 
  • Nicole Prospero / St. Josephine Bakhita School, Brampton ON Canada  
  • Nikki Mody, Marlton NJ
  • Nirmala Bandrapalli / Burlingame Leos Club, Burlingame, CA 
  • Olisa Gravney, Kansas City, MO 
  • Olivia Hasselbach / Carrollwood Day School, Tampa, FL 
  • Phil Ouellette, Lasalle ON Canada 
  • Pranavi Kethanaboyina, Gilroy, CA  
  • Robyn Speed, Oakland, CA 
  • Robin Antonic, Blue Valley C.A.P.S, Overland Park, KS
  • Rod Hahn, Louisville, KY (2)
  • Rosalinda Espinoza / Girl Scouts Troop 871, Bloomington, CA 
  • Rosemary Dong, Louisville, KY 
  • Ruby Galbraith, Rancho Santa Fe, CA (3)
  • Sachin Keshaav, Frisco, TX 
  • Sahil Shah, Short Hills, NJ 
  • Sarah Bailey, Huntington, WV 
  • Sarah Brown / Riverdale Country School, Tenafly, NJ 
  • Sarah Pasha, Meridian, MS (5)
  • Sasha Gifford, Woodside, CA 
  • Saurish and Sangeeta Srivastava / Project enVision, San Jose, CA
  • Senou Kounouho, Phoenix, AZ 
  • Shamruthi Ananth, San Ramon, CA (2)
  • Shannon Edwards / Skyland Church, Los Gatos CA
  • Sharon Allen, Los Alamos, NM (3)
  • Sheila Lenius / Girl Scout Troop 1163 and 2082, Madison, WI (2)
  • Shreya Sachdeva, Alpharetta, GA 
  • Sitingawawo Kachipande / Malawi Association in Washington (MAWA), Germantown, MD 
  • Sofie Vandeputte, Portola Valley, CA (6)
  • Susan De Klerk, Millbrae, CA 
  • Tamikia Harrison, Minden, LA 
  • Tangy Franks, Oakland, CA 
  • Tanusree Kumar, Dacula, GA (8)
  • Tatiana Serafin / Girl Scout Troop 2832 at St. Stans Academy, Brooklyn, NY 
  • Thaala Loper, Denver, CO
  • Theresa Beery, White Rock, NM 
  • Tony Liu, Pearland, TX 
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley / Cami Fuller, Richmond CA
  • Uri Rodriguez, Newhall, CA 
  • Vaibhav Jayakumar, Fremont, CA 
  • Valerie Abenroth, Boise, ID 
  • Victor Cuevas, San Diego, CA 
  • Victoria Lemon, Warrenville, IL
  • Vincent Brizzolara, Santa Ana, CA (3)
  • Wendy McAdam, Portola Valley, CA 
  • Yosef Lifchitz / Books4Cause, Skokie, IL (7)
  • Zofia Zbichorski, Milwaukee, WI