STUDENTS! Please donate used textbooks to spread literacy around the world!
STUDENTS! Please donate used textbooks to spread literacy around the world!

This notice is from the archives of The Notice Board. Information contained in this notice was accurate at the time of publication but may no longer be so.

Robbie Rolfe

December 17, 2006

The local Omicron-Xi Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity is collecting used textbooks in partnership with Better World Books and Books For Africa. These textbooks will either be resold online by Better World Books with 100% of the profits going to Books For Africa or donated directly to Books For Africa, the largest shipper of donated textbooks to Africa. Every textbook makes a difference in the lives of children and students in Africa.

This is not the first time this bookdrive has been run at the University of Lethbridge. Over two semesters last year, nearly 800 textbooks were donated over two semesters, almost 1500 lbs. of books! A big thank you goes out to all those who donated last year! This year, we are hoping to collect 800 books in one semester, and you can help make a difference! Consider donating any textbooks that are no more than five years old, have writing in them, or ones that will not be bought back by the bookstore. Books can be dropped off in the carboard bins in the SU food court, by the Bookstore, or the bin outside of Coulee Junction. The bins will be up until January 26.

We can make a difference and spread the gift of literacy one textbook at a time.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at:

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 Minnesota-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.”
Learn more by watching BFA’s 10-minute video:

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 & diverted in excess of five million pounds of books from landfills! Learn more at

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