December 1, 2009

Help us create a libary at A.V. Bukani!


YES!! This August we will be creating a fully-equipped library for the eager students at A.V.Bukani Primary in Nomasamsanqa Township in South Africa.

Here are the details:

We are teaming with an international shipping company to send a 40-foot shipping container that will leave the U.S. in late June, filled with 18,000 – 20,000 books. The container will arrive on the grounds of A.V. Bukani School a few weeks later, where it will become the school’s library! Want to help? Here is what is needed to make this project a reality:

  • Book drives for new and gently-used books
  • Monetary donations to offset at-cost shipping expenses and purchase new books needed to support the curriculum
  • Volunteer time to help sort the books and prepare them for the library
  • Donations of book cases, flooring or carpeting
  • As shipping space permits, as much donated classroom supplies as we can ship

Your donation will play a pivotal role in the education and future employment potential of THOUSANDS of students over the coming years. You or your organization will receive a charitable tax donation receipt from South Africa Partners, a 501 (c) 3 US-based charity.

BOOK DRIVES: First book drive at Cinema Arts Theatre, Fairfax, Virginia was a great success!! More than 1000 quality children's books were donated in conjuction with the showing of the movie INVICTUS about Nelson Mandela.

Telegraph Self Storage in Lorton, Virginia, not only donated storage space for the collected books, but is hosting their own book drive! Drop off a book at 8935 Telegraph Road in Lorton.

Contact Eileen and Larry to find out more