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Storage to house the 1000s of books

JBAC has fantastic results inspiring Kenyan children to read, and your book donations are so useful in achieving this. We are increasing the number of libraries we build each year and books are arriving at an ever increasing rate, which is fantastic BUT we can't cope unless we build more storage. Please help us build this urgently needed facility! From 7,000...

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Total raised
£1,679.04

Target
£10,000.00

16%

Donations accepted until 08-04-2019

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Storage to house the 1000s of books

JBAC has fantastic results inspiring Kenyan children to read, and your book donations are so useful in achieving this. We are increasing the number of libraries we build each year and books are arriving at an ever increasing rate, which is fantastic BUT we can't cope unless we build more storage. Please help us build this urgently needed facility!

From 7,000 books and 2,000 other items in 2015 to 45,000 books and 10,000 other items such as furniture, toys and stationery in 2019. From 1 library per year to 3 a year is amazing growth.

Dollimore and Christie have helped us tremendously by donating 2 static containers for storage. But the books keep on coming. Month after month. And the containers are just not enough any more.

Dollimore and Christie have now generously given us land to build a warehouse with shelving to store and organise the books. It will also keep our volunteers dry and comfortable, as we sort donations all year round.

We need £10,000 by April, otherwise we will have to stop accepting book donations which as you can imagine will have a direct impact on our ability to build libraries. Please help us continue to make good use of all potential donations!

Event date

10-February-2019

Event type

Storage space

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Key contact
Lenka McAlinden
Telephone
07737500501
Email address
lenka.mcalinden@justbeachild.com

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Donation by Shereena Witts-Willians
on 19/03/2019
£ 40.00
£ 10.00 gift aid
We love your project.
Donation by The Netherlands
on 16/03/2019
£ 120.00
£ 30.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 11/03/2019
Donation by Anonymous
on 01/03/2019
Thank you for supporting my Kits2Kenta project, myself and the team in Mombasa are very grateful! I hope this donation will help towards your new library as well as helping with the shipping process.
Donation by Hand Luggage Traveller
on 27/02/2019
£ 110.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Giving is not just about making a donation, it is about making a difference. Thank you.
Donation by Mick Nicholson
on 27/02/2019
£ 250.00
£ 62.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 23/02/2019
Donation by Brian Tarry
on 23/02/2019
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
Thanks Lenka and all the team in the UK and Kenya, and to all who are supporting this amazing charity!
Donation by Scott
on 22/02/2019
£ 100.00
£ 25.00 gift aid
Donation by Peter Mogyoros
on 22/02/2019
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £838.04
Direct donations:(offline) £841.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£0.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£0.00
Total Raised: £1,679.04
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£1,834.04

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