We manage Morocco Library Project as a program of OliveSeed Foundation, a 501c3 public charity nonprofit (EIN 82-1693564). Donations in the U.S. are tax deductible.

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Palo Alto, California, USA

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Meet a US Supporter, Books Inc

Barb with Nadine Orzechowski, manager of the store

One of the reasons we're able to send such nice books and stretch our budget is that we partner with Books Inc, an independent bookstore in Palo Alto, California. The owner of Books Inc heard about Morocco Library Project through the grapevine and contacted us, asking how he could help. And so, we buy new books for libraries in Morocco at a discount through this generous local resource.

Books Inc also features a display about Morocco Library Project in their store, and customers can pick out and buy a book at a discount to send, using a set of guidelines that Barb prepared. People come into the store, see the exhibit right by the door, and think,"Yes, this is something I'd like to contribute to!" We've already received and sent hundreds of excellent books that Palo Altans have bought for libraries in Morocco.

Books Inc held a "Morocco Library Project Night" in May 2016 and March 2017, and the store donated a portion of their proceeds from those events to the libraries, which helped us greatly with shipping expenses. We generate a lot of interest in the project at these events, even among little kids in the store, many of whom buy children's books to send. Thank you to Books Inc for inspiring our community to get involved.

Barb and Sanaa at the 2017 MLP Night