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Your Contribution Will Make a Difference

Because we are entirely volunteer run, 100% of your donation will go toward building schools in Mali, West Africa.

Your can make an online donation to Build a School in Africa via Network for Good. Because we are entirely volunteer run, 100% of your donation will go toward building schools in Mali, West Africa.

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If you prefer, you can also make a donation via PayPal:


To make a tax-deductible contribution send a check to:

Build a School in Africa
c/o Judy Lorimer
83 Groton Street
Pepperell, MA 01463-1524.

Here are just a few of the items your donation can provide:

$30,000 A new middle school for 200 students
$100 A classroom door or a cabinet for classroom materials
$55 All the nuts and bolts for all the buildings
$50 Shutters for one window
$35 A door for the latrines
$35 A student desk & bench that seats 3-4 children
$32 A teacher’s desk
$21 A chair for the teacher
$30 A 30 kg. pail of interior paint
$22 Anti-rust paint for all the metal doors and windows
$12 1 sack of cement. 498 sacks of cement are needed to make the 5,135 cinderblocks used for the school buildings
$10 2 kg of black slate paint for a classroom chalkboard

Host an Event!

You can help us build schools in Africa! Like the 7th grader in Rochester, NY who gave presentations at her school. Together, she and her classmates raised $1630.56! Or two teenagers from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, who raised $10,000 in one summer.

Consider hosting a bake sale, car wash, cocktail party… We’ve been incredibly fortunate to receive donations from schools, churches and individuals. Fund-raising ideas have ranged from bake sales, car washes, and spaghetti suppers to a young woman who ran a marathon and raised $1,000 in pledges from family, friends and co-workers.

Our organization is volunteer-run, so whatever you donate goes 100% toward the project. Deductions to Build a School in Africa are 100% tax deductible. If you’d like more information, you can download a printable brochure below, or contact us for information, photos, music, or a presentation. In the Boston area, or in the Bay Area in California, we may be able to send a speaker to your event!

Brochure (2-sided, 3-fold, with color photos; 250K PDF).