Osseo Schools Kidstop students donate more than 10,000 books to Books For Africa

At the beginning of the summer, Rush Creek Elementary Kidstop students set a goal to collect 1,000 books to donate to Books For Africa. The organization’s mission is to create a culture of literacy and provide tools of empowerment to the next generation of parents, teachers and leaders in Africa.

The service project allowed Rush Creek students the opportunity to contribute to community globally.

On Tuesday, Aug. 12, Rush Creek Kidstop students celebrated reaching their goal three times over as they collected more than 3,500 books and a raised an additional $1,000 in just four weeks. Fellow District 279 schools Weaver Lake Elementary and Cedar Island donated another 7,000 books, bringing the total donation to more than 10,000 for Books For Africa.