Camel Book Drive

Donate To Kenya’s Mobile Library

Other Donors

Thank you so much to these generous book-loving donors who gave books or money:

    • Chesapeake Academy, Arnold, MD
    • Melissa Majewski, Carpentersville, IL
    • Maceo Addis-Jackson, 2, and his family (Dawn, Marcus and Marcel)
    • Susanne Johnson, Champaign, IL
    • Jennifer L. Fife, Westminster, CO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lynne Rooney, Bolingbrook, IL 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Leonard 6th Grade Center, Fort Worth, TX
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4th Grade Class, St. Joseph’s Church, Millstone, NJ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Princess Anne High School library and Global Outreach Club, Virginia Beach, VA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Johnny Washington’s first graders, Edgewood Elementary School, Homewood, AL 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Teacher Karen Schuler and the Rollingwood Academy, Virginia Beach, VA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tricia Jemison, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bailey Shultz, Chandler, AZ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Beth McGee, Staunton, VA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • In honor of Marion Bilyk Krymski, St. Clair Shores, MI, for her 51st birthday from her daughter Elizabeth Rose Krymski 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • In honor of Christopher Faber, 6, of Denver, CO, from his grandmother Joan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cassandra & Jerome Gladney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • In honor of Mary Petrino, 80, from her daughter, Marianne G Petrino-Schaad 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sharron Ricketts, Shingle Springs, CA 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Holley Navarre Middle School, Navarre, FL 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Marianne G Petrino-Schaad, Arlington, VA 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sherry & Hank Pangborn, Silverdale, WA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kelsey and Kiersten Smith, ages 12 and 10, of Lithia, FL, who collected over 2,000 books and are raising money to mail them
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cessna Elementary School, Wichita, KS, Rebecca Pickering’s third graders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rachel Hantman, Needham, MA 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Travis Ranch Elementary School, Yorba Linda, CA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jefferson, Texas, Rotary Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mary Anne Schneider, Grand Rapids, MI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shirley Lieberman, Massapequa, NY 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Arzina Thobhani, Crawley, England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Phillip Pearson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Samir Shah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sanjoy Biswas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The employees at Stoner House, Crawley, including Dave Leech and Chris Wood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The employees at the BBC coordinated by Hemini Mehta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Community Outreach Club and Barbara Kersey at Court Street Academy, Portsmouth, VA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Susan Abbenante, Owings Mills, MD  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • In honor of the wedding of Alexandra Rollo and Erkut Topcu, San Francisco, CA., from Meta Mertens and Phil Bass 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • In honor of Mrs. Beverly Dew Allen of Atlanta, GA, from her son-in-law Peter Keenan of Jackson, WY 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • DiDi Grimm, Chicago, IL 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lee Gallery and her sister Betsy, who donated from Hesperian‘s Gratis Book Program  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • In honor of Katie Sullivan from her friend Martha Redeker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pamela Bostelmann, Richmond, CA 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • In honor of Patrick Travers, from Mary Beth White 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • In honor of Benjamin Wiles, Berkeley, CA, from his wife Veronica Herrera
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Peter Glanville, Carondelet Catholic School, Minneapolis, MN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • In honor of Glenn McLaurin from his mother, Vivian 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • In honor of Cheryl Mannix and her kindergarten class at Homestead-Wakefield Elementary School, Maryland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • T. Rob Wyatt, Charlotte, NC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • In honor of Wayne Shannon from Dad and Jeanette 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • In honor of Joan & Peter Faber, from Terry Faber, Denver, CO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pamela A. Valleni, Torrance, CA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • In honor of Jane Thompson, Toronto, Canada, from Suzanne O’Donoghue of Toronto
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Christy Estabrook, Glen Allen, VA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jess Jarvis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carol O’Donnell and the St. Athanasius School, Evanston, IL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Laura Baecher, Flushing, NY 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Nancy Caplan, Columbia, MD 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Barbara Coley, Bakersfield, CA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Madison Linnae Sioss-Witts, Gilbert, AZ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jean Riggs, Corvallis, OR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Nancy Wall, Tucson, AZ 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Julie Gannon Legacy Fund, Tucson, AZ 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Casey Roberts’ class at Huntsville High School, Huntsville, Ontario
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Vickie Gray and Darin Briskman, Portland, OR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Barry & Kris Briskman, St. Michael’s, MD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Maria Ramos, Martinez, CA 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sarah Binion, Austin, TX
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Laura Ruiz-Falcon, Austin, TX  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Michele Wells, Boulder, CO 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cecile Cherry, Birmingham, AL 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bob Cornell, Cumming, GA 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Ridgefield High School LIT Club, Ridgefield, CT 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Karen Webre, Ruston, LA 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Victoria Vandenberg, Oshkosh Public Library, Wisconsin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • John Florio, Acme Creative Enterprises, Inc. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kathleen Dixon at Islandtime Books and More 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Paideia School Library,  Atlanta, GA.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Laura Paxton of Oberlin, OH 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Violeta Garcia-Mendoza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kathy Andersen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Susan Bumps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Judie Herr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sarah Rocklin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Stacey Loscalzo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Wendy Westerduin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hilde Sjoelset of Kolbotn, Norway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • David Berkowitz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fidel Pedregal Pimentel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Elisabeth Gruner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Linda Rigel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Linda Young

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks to a shopping mall that decided to donate time, money and energy to collecting for the camel bookmobile: Manhattan Village shopping mall in Manhattan Beach, CA, and Ericka Sanchez, the assistant marketing director.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks to the following bookstores, book festivals and libraries:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks to the following publishers:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        January 12, 2007 - Posted by | Donate


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Hello,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I am just reading the book that Masha wrote and thought I might be able to help. I am involved with Friends of the Library group in my town Boxborough, Ma. We have two book sales a year and always have leftovers. My question is how we know what books are appropriate for this?? They are all in English. Lots of childrens books as well as adults.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Comment by Pam collins | December 10, 2007 | Reply

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Hi Pam, take a look at the links on what kinds of books to donate and not donate and see if that helps. Email me with any specific questions, okay?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Comment by mashhamilton | December 10, 2007 | Reply

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. I recently read The Camel Library article in the December issue of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          O (Oprah) magazine and was inspired to participate. I immediately went online and purchased 7 books from Susan Ito’s wish list. I would love to know more about her and some of the other students who benefit from these services. As a college student I participated in Operation Crossroads Africa and my group worked and traveled in Somalia and kenya. In addition, I am a recently retired high school librarian and this really struck a cord with me. I am spreading the word, and look forward to keeping up with this project and helping along the way.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Comment by Eloise Stevens-Jones | December 13, 2007 | Reply

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. In honor of Katie Sullivan from her friend Martha Redeker donation of books is being sent

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Comment by Martha Redeker | January 2, 2008 | Reply

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