By Christine Lee
Do you have old books lying around your house that you will probably never read again? Well, there’s a club at LCHS that can solve those nitty-gritty problems for you! “Happily Ever After Club” is a club inspired by the African Library Project organization. The objective is to collect books and send them to schools in Africa who do not have the necessary resources for the students to learn from.
The club’s goal is to collect 1,000 books and ship them to Africa by April 20th, 2015. Their African Library partner, Akutuase D/A Primary/JHS School, is located in Ghana. The books have to be in English, and can be any genre, but note that the reading level is from Preschool to 6th grade.
“We all have books from elementary school that we don’t need anymore, so why throw them away when you can donate them to Africa? If the entire student body participates, we can surpass the goal and create a 2nd library in Africa!” said junior Sofia Kim, the president of the “Happily Ever After Club.”
If you want to donate books, you can find paper boxes decorated with colorful markers in rooms 201 (Mr. Valassidis’s room), 301 (Mr. Beaty’s room), 305 (Mr. Lively’s room), 317 (Ms. Hong’s room) and in both offices.
“Please help donate, because these children in Africa do not have the privilege that we have to go out and buy books,” commented junior Jennifer Kim, co-president of the club.
So, if you have old children’s books or novels in your house, don’t throw or recycle them away! Donate to “Happily Ever After Club!” It’s for a good cause AND you can have a clean room!
“Happily Ever After Club” meets every other Thursday during lunch in room 201.
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