Aspen teachers RaeAnn Harp and Allison Washburn are duct taped to a wall for a worthy cause. Courtesy photo
Two adventurous teachers at Aspen School, RaeAnn Harp and Allison Washburn, spent much of Tuesday morning getting duct-taped to the dining hall wall (and also having some fun, they would surely admit!) to help raise money toward shipping libraries of books to African primary schools, a project started by retired teacher and former club sponsor Sharon Allen.
Thanks to their enthusiasm and great leadership at the helm of Aspen’s K-Kids service club, $500 was raised through this event plus an earlier popcorn sale. That’s enough to ship one library of 1,000 books to an African primary school – and those books can and will change lives for the better!
Since August, more than 8,000 books (eight complete primary libraries) have been shipped to Sierra Leone, Botswana and Kenya.
Additional libraries are planned for Swaziland and Lesotho in the coming months so anyone interested in making a donation of books or shipping funds should contact Sharon Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org for a pick-up.
A couple of teachers just hanging around. Courtesy photo