650,000 Text Books Donated to Liberia

Books For Africa:

New York Rotarians, Florence Chenoweth and Natalie Hahn outlined their successful international service project to donate books to schools in Liberia at the Rotary Club of New York's lunch meeting at the Princeton Club of New York.

Due to the civil war over the last twenty years, nearly every school in Liberia has been destroyed. But with the end of the war and a democratically elected government, the schools are now being rebuilt and there is a real need for school books. Florence, who is Liberian, and Natalie, who lived in Africa for 14 years deceided last year to "Lend a hand" and commited themselves to the goal of sending a shipping container of 100,000 books. With the help of our Executive Director, Andreas, our club's Foundation, the Rotary Club of Lincoln, Nebraska, (Natalie's home state), USAID, World Vision, and some very generous publishing companies, their service project has already sent more than 500,000 books and an additional 120,000 books are being sent by the end of this summer!