Bramptonian launches a laudable charitable initiative

book drive

Donate to the book drive on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Four Corners Branch library, 65 Queen St. E.

An 18-year-old Bramptonian Aanand Bajaj, recently founded Little Library International, a charitable initiative last year, that has partnered with the Brampton Library to host a book drive this weekend.

Brampton residents can drop off their gently used children’s books, Sunday, Aug. 28 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Four Corners Branch library, 65 Queen St. E. The books will benefit First Nations’ children in Canada as well as those living in Ghana, West Africa.

So far 1,700 books have been collected since its launch, a 1000 books were a result of an internal book drive done by the Brampton Library.

Initially, when the Brampton teen collected the books, he realized he would need money to ship the books to the Sub-Saharan countries. However a chance meeting with Brampton’s Sylvia Morrison, founder of Links Across Borders, solved his problem.

Turns out, Morrison’s organization ships out books and other supplies to several countries in Sub-Sahara Africa. She agreed to collaborate with Bajaj. For more information, contact Bajaj at littlelibraryorg@gmail.com or visit www.littleliborg.weebly.com. – CINEWS

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