Hundreds of books headed to African schoolchildren

Hundreds of books headed to African schoolchildren

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on November 15, 2009 at 11:58 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 16 at 6:29 AM

MERIDIAN -- Hundreds of books are going over to Africa, all thanks to Treasure Valley residents.
 
The book drive is for the Invisible Children Organization.
 
And this weekend, more than 1,000 books were taken off dusty shelves in the Treasure Valley and donated to school kids in war-torn northern Uganda.
 
Each book has a point value.The more points a book has, the more money that also goes overseas to help rebuild schools.
 
"We get all the books into the computer and it says we have this amount of points,” said Ashley Palmer and Ashley Dorr, who helped collect the books for Africa. “We call up the guys from Invisible Children... tell them...(and) they send us kind of like a money order so we can go to UPS and send the books to them.
 
So far the project has raised more than $115,000. 

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