K-Kids Host Lemonade Stands For African Library Project

K-Kids Club members (sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos), from left, Maya Snowden, Laila Muller and Anabel Irving at their lemonade and iced tea stand helping to support the African Library Project. Courtesy/ALP

K-Kids Club members Cade Rich, left, and Damian Scammell at their lemonade and iced tea stand to help support the African Library Project. Courtesy/ALP 

ALP News:

While the pandemic created some difficulties collecting and packing books for the African Library Project (ALP) over the past 15 months, ambitious local K-Kids service club members (sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos) and friends recently sponsored lemonade stands.

Proceeds from the stands help support shipping to Africa the many children’s books piling up at ALP volunteer Sharon Allen’s donation bin at 926 Tewa Loop.

Four libraries of 1,200 books each, two for secondary schools and two for primary schools, were recently shipped to Botswana and Malawi. A preschool library will be sent to Lesotho in the next week.

In June, these awesome kids raised $488.13, almost enough to ship one whole library of books and Africa’s children greatly appreciate and thank the K-Kids for their efforts and initiative.

For more information about how to help with this ongoing project or donate books or shipping funds, contact Sharon Allen at allenfamily926@gmail.com.

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