Sigma Tau Delta book drive to benefit Better World Books and Books for Africa
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 310 hits
Sigma Tau Delta, Penn State Altoona's English Honorary Society, is asking members of the Penn State Altoona community to support Books for Africa by donating used books.
Green and white collection bins are located in Smith, Hawthorn, Misciagna, Holtzinger, Force, Slep, Eiche Library, and the bookstore. Bins will remain in these buildings until the end of finals week.
Many of the books donated will be sold online to raise much-needed funding for Books for Africa, and some books will be directly sent to BFA and distributed to African countries in need.
About Better World Books:
Better World Books (BWB) capitalizes on the value of the book to fund and support literacy initiatives locally, nationally, and around the world. Since its founding in 2003, Better World Books has raised more than $1.3 million for its non-profit literacy partners (including over $900,000 for BFA), provided more than 450,000 books for direct use and diverted in excess of five million pounds of books from landfills! Learn more at www.betterworldbooks.com online.
About Books for Africa:
Books For Africa (BFA) is the largest shipper of donated textbooks to the African continent. Founded in 1988, the St. Paul-based organization has delivered more than 14.3 million books to 27 African countries. According to Patrick Plonski, executive director of Books For Africa, the need for books on the African continent is great: “In many African villages, seven children share one book. Some village schools own no books whatsoever.”
You can learn more about Better World Books’s partnership with Books for Africa at www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4d4E-VkVE8 online.