Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Book Drive For Better Lives

Want to do something amazing with that textbook you can no longer use and the bookstore can’t buy back? We have a solution that benefits our campus, the earth, and students around the world! Seriously!

Be Green! Be responsible! Help out your fellow man by improving literacy in Africa while at the same time diverting these books from landfills.

Donate your unwanted college-level books published within the past 10 years (highlighting/writing in books is fine), and any books used in a college class to our book drive. SHSU Golden Key has partnered with Better World Books ( to run a book drive that will benefit Books for Africa ( and we would love to have your support!

We have set up big green and orange collection boxes outside the Lowman Student Center starting May 4th, which will remain up until May 14th.

Books collected will be put up for sale online to raise a sustainable stream of funding for Books for Africa or sent directly to Africa. If the books cannot be donated or sold, they are at the very least recycled. Book drives like this one have earned over $1,700,000 for Books for Africa since 2003.

Thank you in advance for your help with our project – please spread the word to everyone you know!


If you would like to volunteer for the aforementioned book drive, we are looking for your help. We need volunteers everyday for the entirety of the book drive who are willing to pass out information to people and ask people to drop off their books. We will have a meeting before the first day of the event. Please e-mail us ( if you would like to help, or if you have any questions.


Jadrian & Dee