Books Sorted and Bound for Africa

March 3, 2010 at 9:47 pm Leave a comment

An earlier blog post told how Teresa Lindsay had obtained 35,000 donated books for the new schools in Uganda and Kenya.  Once the books arrived, it was necessary to sort, categorize and box them for these two schools and community libraries.  It was determined that this would be a very good Eagle Scout Project.  Sue Ann Lindsay volunteered to head the project.  Four Eagle Scout candidates were recruited:  Logan Lawrence of Orem, Utah; Erik Gomez of Lindon, Utah; Travis Lindsay of Lehi, Utah; and Boone Smith of Lehi, Utah.  The boys spent many hours recruiting workers, finding boxes, providing a potluck lunch and working on the project.

The project took place this last Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the Trivani warehouse in Springville, Utah.  About 70 volunteers arrived to help with the project. These volunteers were not only recruits from the Scouts, but Trivani representatives and home office workers were there to help with this humanitarian project.

Volunteers began arriving around 9:00 in the morning.  After signing in, there was an orientation to explain how the project would be run.  Chris Peterson and Sue Ann Lindsay directed the workers to sort the books into categories and then take them to the individual areas to be counted, boxed and placed on pallets.  The pallets were then moved to the holding area and prepared for shipping.

It was a wonderful day where people from many areas worked together to help provide library books for these children in Africa.  It was a rare opportunity for most of us.  While it was tiring work, everyone seemed to be having a good time and felt good about what they were doing.

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