Thank you so much, students and teachers of Osage Elementary School for pitching in to create a drive that yielded 707 books! And I want to give a big shout out to Lakshmi, Siani, Nivi, and Francesca for spearheading the drive!
Many of the books that you donated are already on a shelf-cart that Mishael and Alberto arranged here at Lindenwold High School. Students will be encouraged to take books home for younger brothers and sisters.
I also had a meeting today with Fred Archeampong who runs a charity called African Book Challenge in conjunction with Ashland Church in Voorhees. BookSmiles pledged to donate 2,000 books that Fred will ship to Ghana. Fred told me that in Ghana it's not uncommon for 50 kids in a classroom to share a few books because that's all they have. Let me know if you're interested in doing another drive this spring. Would you like to send the books to children in Ghana?