More Details on TRLF Book Drive 2011

Thanks for your support of Tana River Life Foundation in the past couple of years.

It is that time of the year again to dig into our book collections to help fill the libraries at the schools supported by Tana River Life Foundation in Kenya. This year the books will be filling up the empty libraries at the new nursery & primary school that Gabriel is building and the schools that the foundation supports. As with the previous year, we will be leveraging the annual Book Exchange that the NLB is organizing.

Here’s a few ways you can help us :

  1. Set aside books from your collection for contribution to the TRLF libraries directly. To do this, you would need to have books that meet the TRLF collection requirements. Please download this document : Tana River Life Foundation Book Drive 2011 – info to view the types of books needed. You have up to the end of May to hand the books to me.
  2. If your books don’t meet the collection requirements ( eg. books not in English, are too old, pulp fiction, romantic novels, cook books etc ) you can take your books down to the nearest library between now and the 15th of April and exchange them for a Book Exchange voucher per book ( please check for the full list of libraries, their addresses and opening hours. ). The library accepts up to 30 books each time. You can then pass the vouchers back to me before the 16th of April.
  3. Volunteer to help us ‘shop’ for books during the exchange on Saturday 16th April. We’ll roster volunteers on 4 hour shifts between 8.30am and 6pm, and provide you with the vouchers and a list of our book requirements. You’ll then “shop” through the books available, check-out using the vouchers and bring the books to our collection table. You may have to do this a couple of times during the 4 hour period.
  4. Help us collect A4-sized photocopy-paper boxes. This is the best size for packing, storing and transporting the books to Kenya.

Thanks so much

5 Responses

  1. Hi, I’d like to volunteer to shop for books on 16th April. But I’m working that morning and can likely only make it down for say the 2-6pm shift.

    I can also try to collect the boxes. Do I bring them down on 16th April or can I bring them somewhere else on other dates?

  2. Hi
    I’ve mannaged to get the coupons for the books and would like to pass it to you. A friend of mine name Jason is able to help you on Sat 16 April. How do i contact you and i’ve alot of boxes from Shalom remover and can pass it to you to put the books. Pls email me and give me your contact no.

  3. Hi I have some books, let me know where to deliver it. I stay at Grange Road.


  4. Hi

    I have some books that meet your requirements to contribute, how do I contact you?

    Thank you

  5. Hi, i represent the social club for BCD travels and we will like to join your cause in helping the kids.
    How do i contact you? I will need to know more on the process of passing the collected books to you.
    Do email me.

    Thank you!

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