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International Book Drive

In 2012, NBLSA members donated well over 2,000 books and close to $600 to a school in Zimbabwe that was in need of books. This year, in an effort to promote literacy around the globe, NBLSA will be donating books and raising funds for the International Book Project's (IBP) small shipments to Ghana. The IBP sends small shipments to different schools throughout Africa. These schools need all types of books, from children's library books to university-level books. Any funds collected will be used to ship additional boxes to IBP's partners, at the cost of $70 per box. Each box weighs around 60 pounds and carries 60-120 books. 

Our 2013 goal is to donate 2500 books and raise $1,000.

Date | October 1, 2013 - November 5, 2013

Location | Nationwide

Partnering Organization | International Book Project
International Book Project works mainly in developing countries by providing books and funds for building libraries and promoting literacy. 

1440 Delaware Avenue

Lexington, KY 40505-4097

(859) 254-6771

Participation | All BLSA chapters are expected to organize a book drive, fundraiser, or both. Each chapter has flexibility in the execution of this program, including the option to partner with other organizations on your campus; but, participation is required. Book drives and the solicitation of funds will begin on October 1, 2013 and end on November 5, 2013. Chapters are to ensure that there is a designated area for the donation of books and funds (for example, a table or box in a well known area of your school) so that students, faculty, and staff may donate throughout the month. 

 One hundred percent of the donations will be given to the International Book Project. 

Target Donation Amount | Our goal is for each chapter to collect at least 35 books and raise at least $25.00. Children's library books through university-level book are preferred. IBP welcomes all contributions. 

Books collected should be shipped to International Book Project between November 5, 2013 and December 4, 2013. ALL books should be postmarked no later than December 4, 2013. Please follow the shipping directions provided by the International Book Project which can be found here (
All checks for funds raised should be sent to NBLSA postmarked no later than December 4, 2013. 
Please mail your check, payable to NBLSA, to: 


National Black Law Student Association

c/o Ja'net Miles, Financial Secretary

P.O. Box 442338

Lawrence, KS 66044

In the memo section please write: "International Book Drive"

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