Students and staff of Ashford University united on Saturday, July 19, 2014 to volunteer at Books for Africa of Atlanta. Books for Africa is a non-profit organization that collects, sorts, ships and distributes books to communities all over Africa. Their books are targeted to all ages and are considerately donated to eager minds.
This organization truly exemplifies altruism and compassion. All books are donated with regards to age, language, and publication. Workers explain to volunteers that the most updated textbooks are most desired. Workers also explain that they do not wish to send books that push our nation’s history (i.e. American history, American civil war, etc.) upon any group but simply responds to the need of educational books.
The staff at the warehouse in Smyrna, GA was a great joy and worked well with the volunteers. They were courteous, informative and obviously enjoy their mission and service. The success of the event excites the members of Ashford University and hopes to have more volunteer affairs with Books for Africa.
You can help too! You can make a donation; it cost roughly 50 cents to send a book to Africa. You can also donate books or your time. I also suggest if you are affiliated with a sorority, club or any organization, this would be a great way to have your group establish some volunteer work as well as networking. Please visit their website for a great cause at www.booksforafrica.org. You can also follow their page on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @BooksForAfrica