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ONE BOX of Children's Books

Duration

30 - 60-Minutes

Directions

Find the best route

How Often Is This Offered?

Monthly

Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Adult

Description

Keep the books flowing! Send just ONE BOX of children's books and we will combine them to create full libraries. Can't host a book drive at all? Support the African Library Project and help us donate masks in the Bay Area. We're partnering with HomeFirst, a local nonprofit, to give reusable face masks for every $25 you donate.

What's Needed To Complete

Books and the box to pack them in!

Special Requirements

None

How It Makes A Difference

Where to Serve

From Home/Anywhere*

Instructions

Join Us to Start Small Libraries in Malawi. It is easy! Start by registering at ONE BOX Sign Up! -Step 1: Collect one or more boxes of children's books -Check your bookshelves -Ask your neighbors. Nextdoor.com works great! -Put a flyer up in your apartment building -Step 2: Sort your books -Books should be in good condition something you would be proud to have in your own library -PreK-8th grade reading levels -Fiction, nonfiction, or reference books like children's encyclopedias, dictionaries or atlases -No US holidays or religious books -Step 3: Pack your books -Use a sturdy cardboard box (no larger than 12 x 12 x 16) -Pack your box carefully and adhere the US Post Office Media Mail label we will email to you -Step 4: Mail your box -Pay about $20 at US Post Office (depends on weight of box) -Mail by July 1st, but the sooner the better -Step 5: Spread the word! -Take a picture while you pack -Use your social media to inspire your friends to help get books to Africa

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