More than a ‘happy’ New Year: Goal Exceeded!
We are delighted to post this blog announcing the successful completion of the One Book & One Buck campaign. With your help we raised $16,000. This is $6,000 more than our minimum target. We now have the funds needed to send even greater educational materials to our library in Kumbo Cameroon. This also means that we have collected enough books needed to expand our library into two satellite libraries in the northwest region of Cameroon.
The real fuel behind a campaign of this scope is you! Here are some highlights of the ways you helped this campaign come together and bring 10,ooo books to Cameroon, Africa.
Book Collection Boxes were absorbed by communities in more than 5 states.
We had many creative activists! Meet Jane Pahr who donated her albums single sales.
The Himalayan Institute cafe held a fundraiser and donated 100% of the proceeds.
HI Members used Skype to connect live with students in our Cameroon library.
Many more are to thank for standing up for the cause. Just to name a few: the Alive and Healthy Institute, the Honesdale community, Himalayan Institute residents, and last but not least our campaign intern, Arielle Plonske.
What is next?
As we stack the books in the shipping container, prepare the documentation and arrange the details for transportation, we begin work on our 2014 expansion plan of our Total Health Program in Cameroon.
We also thank you for your continued support and involvement as we trace this shipment and continue our humanitarian work.