My college roommate, Jamie, has an incredible teenage son who is collecting books for children in Samoa for his Eagle Scout project.
Michael’s grandparents are serving a mission for the Mormon church in Savai’i Samoa. They have been working to certify teachers and noticed a need for more children’s books. They will help distribute the books among schools on the island.
Michael’s goal was to collect 1,000 books. He received tremendous support from his community in Washington who donated thousands of books. One organization, Helping Hands, donated 1,500 brand new books, totaling nearly 5,000 books.
This is about 2,000 pounds and will cost $850 to ship it to Samoa.David Powell's crate builders donated the crate. Cardinal Glass donated moisture absorbers and strapping.
They have raised $600 so far and just need a little bit more. Every little bit counts. If you are interested in donating to this service project please CLICK HERE.
Thank you for helping get these books to the children in Samoa.
I’m so impressed by this Eagle Scout Project. I love how he is working with his grandparents to fill a need that they noticed. I know his parents have helped much too. This is a cause dear to my heart as they help get books into the hands of children who need them. I feel so blessed to have a home full of books and hope these children will be blessed by more books in their lives too.
CLICK HERE for more details and the link to donate if you’d like to help.