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Second book drive of the summer

Jeff Shaw, North Shore Country Day School teacher enters the Ethiopian center with his donation.

Jeff Shaw, North Shore Country Day School teacher, enters the Ethiopian center with his books donation.

TWELVE BOXES OF BOOKS were collected during the second summer book drive organized by the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association that took place at the Ethiopian Association Community of Chicago on Saturday August 17, 2013 from 9 a.m until 2 p.m.

Chicago Chapter board member Kari Burnett, and Elizabeth Pereira-Maguet, a friend of Fulbright, spent five hours working on this book drive, which is the second of this summer. Board member Ana Gil-García who is our membership director, is also coordinating this valuable effort, “The Fulbright Book Partnership.”

Kari Burnett and Elizabeth Pereira-Maguet at the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago during the book drive.

Friend of Fulbright Elizabeth Pereira-Maguet and board member Kari Burnett at the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago during the book drive.

Donated books at the book drive

Donated books at the book drive

This ongoing initiative’s goal is to collect 5,000 books this year. As reported before, the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association has donated books and educational materials by partnering with the Fulbright offices and associations in different countries. Books have been donated to Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Moldova, Ghana and Botswana.

Ethiopia and Macedonia are the countries that we will be partnering with in order to donate educational materials next.

Jeff Shaw, a Fulbrighter who spent one year teaching in Manchester, UK in 2000-2001, donated books in this drive. He is a teacher at North Shore Country Day School in Wilmette. “I had a great experience teaching in England,” he said. Currently he teaches library and technology skills.

Board members Kari Burnett and Ana Gil-García talking to Fulbrighter Jeff Shaw, who donated books on this drive.

Board members Kari Burnett and Ana Gil-García talking to Fulbrighter Jeff Shaw, who donated books at this drive.

Book drive for Ethiopia and Macedonia

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DO YOU HAVE GENTLY USED BOOKS that your library is ready to discard? Would you like to see those books in the hands of students from Ethiopia and Macedonia who do not have books at their school?

The Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association will be holding a book drive! And we need your help.

WHEN  Saturday, August 17, 2013

TIME from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE  Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago, 1730 West Greenleaf Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60626, Phone: 773-508-0303

People from our team will be there to assist you with your box(es) of books and to give a big “Thank you!”

This book drive is part of our chapter’s ongoing world initiative “The Fulbright Book Partnership” Program. So far, we have donated over 1,000 books to schools and universities in Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, Moldova and Botswana.