On-campus book drive to help children in Africa

Berlyn Reisenauer

CSUN students will be able to give to Books for Africa this semester by donating literary texts that will be shipped to Africa. The organization is an Africa-based company that wants to help improve accessibility of education to the children.

When a campus or organization wants to participate in collecting donations, Books for Africa will send shipping labels and other needed supplies, making it cheap and easy to help. Once books are collected, they are sent to Books for Africa, where they are filtered for appropriate content and then sent to students in Africa.

Students can drop off books starting April 15 until the end of the semester. Drop off books in the Oviatt Library, Sierra Tower and more locations that will be announced. The organization asks for textbooks from the last 10 years, children’s books, travel guides from the last five years, and fiction and literature books. While they ask for as many books as possible, it is asked that students do not donate law books or mass market books, such as romance or paranormal content.