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  • Writer's pictureStacy Omorefe

Book Drive

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

During these last two weeks of May, City of Refuge Ministries along with our friend, Meredith Chase, is running a Charitable Book Drive to help provide books for the 70 children in residential care at City of Refuge Ministries in Ghana, West Africa and the over 200 children attending our school each day.

Faith Roots International Academy, the school run by City of Refuge Ministries, provides classes for children whose ages range from 2 years old through the 9th grade. Our ultimate goal is to replace dated and worn books and provide many more new books to our library, a minimum of 1 additional new book per student. Usborne Books & More (a children’s book publisher) will be matching 50% of all funds/sales collected to help us get to our goal!

Our goal is to raise $2500.00 towards the purchase of new books.

**Book Drive ends May 31, so act now!**

Books help our students to experience places outside of Ghana.

Here’s how it works:

1) Buy books for your own readers here: book e-fair shopping link. The publisher rewards from this fundraiser will all be donated to the Faith Roots International Academy library so any purchases you make will increase the giving.

2) Contribute directly in our GoFundMe page here. Your donations will go straight to buying books for the library and also add to the book rewards, so this way is definitely more bang for your buck. (If you prefer to avoid the fees, send via PayPal ( or via Venmo (@Meredith-Chase-1) and memo Faith Roots Library).

"Faith Roots’ existing library is something that sets them apart from other schools in the surrounding area, and we are honored to come alongside them to expand and update this essential resource." - Meredith Chase

The City of Refuge Ministries is committed to providing holistic restoration for children who have been liberated from exploitation, abuse or trafficking. Click here to learn more about us.

Your gift of books helps our children acquire reading skills.

How to get involved:

1) tell your church body or group about this book drive and/or

2) commit to a donation towards the drive.

Every bit helps, as the publisher starts an unlimited 50% match once $250 are raised. Please visit our Go Fund Me page here:

3) you can help us spread the word about our book drive by sharing this link on your social media.

Happy shopping and thank you for partnering with us!

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