Starting this week, the UST law school will be hosting a book drive to benefit Books for Africa. For those of you who do not know about Books for Africa, it is a non-profit organization headquartered in St. Paul and is the largest shipper of donated books in all of Africa. Their mission is to help those in Africa to learn and improve their reading skills. In 2012 alone, they sent over 2 million books to readers of all ages.
So how can you help during this book drive? In one or more of three ways. First, any books that you may have that you are willing to donate can be picked up by me or dropped off in the collection box located on the second floor outside of the law library (Minneapolis campus). The books can be new or slightly used, educational or fun. Donate virtually any kind of book, from old textbooks (within last 10 years) to your favorite novel or the children’s story that inspired you to read. If you wish, simply contact me (info below) to setup a time and I will be happy to come and get them from you.
Second, you can donate funds directly to the organization at: https://www.booksforafrica.org/donate/funds.html
Lastly, the book drive will close with a volunteer event at the BFA warehouse in St. Paul on April 20th from 10-2 and 12-2. On that day you can volunteer for a few hours helping to sort and pack the books so that they can be shipped overseas. If you are interested in volunteering please email Jim Skoog at firstname.lastname@example.org as space is limited. To find out more about Books for Africa please visit their website at: https://www.booksforafrica.org.
Any help you can lend in getting the word out is also appreciated. Please note, the book drive will end on April 19th. The Books for Africa warehouse is located at 635 Prior Ave. N. Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55104.
Thank you for your time. For more information, please contact: