Got books?

Oglethorpe University’s Social Enterprise class conducted a campus-wide book drive to support Invisible Children, a social literacy campaign based in Uganda.

Alma Kadri '13, Kerri Dawkins '11, Vinash Ramtahal '10, Stephen Archer '10

The class partnered with Better World Books, a social enterprise based in Alpharetta, that collects used books, sells them, and sends a portion of the proceeds to nonprofit organizations around the world that tackle the issue of illiteracy. Students were seeking all kinds of book donations from the OU community, including textbooks and old children’s books.

“We don’t want the books that people can sell,” said Keri Dawkins, OU junior. “We want the books that people don’t want anymore for whatever reason and they have no re-sale value. Even if the book is worth a dollar, they can add up.”

The class goal was to collect 700 books. The group had set up donations boxes around the OU campus, recognizable by their bright green color and large size. Continue reading