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.
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:
|$10||2 kg of black slate paint for a classroom chalkboard|
|$12||1 sack of cement. A total of 498 sacks of cement are needed to make the 5,135 cinderblocks used for the school buildings|
|$21||A chair for the teacher|
|$22||Anti-rust paint for all the metal doors and windows|
|$30||A 30 kg pail of interior paint|
|$32||A teacher’s desk|
|$35||A door for the latrines|
|$35||A student desk & bench that seats 3-4 children|
|$50||Shutters for one window|
|$55||All the nuts and bolts for all the buildings|
|$100||A classroom door or a cabinet for classroom materials|
|$17,000||2-room school, with 2 latrines and and office / storage building|
|$24,000||3-room school with additional latrines|
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).