272011Dreams, if they’re any good,

are always a little bit crazy.”

Ray Charles

There are so many different ways to help READING AROUND THE WORLD.   To make a tangible gift, here are some of the items on our Wish List:


  • High School or College Students to serve as English as a Second Language tutors using an online curriculum
  • In the Austin, TX area, volunteers to sort books and work at fundraising events
  • Virtual volunteers to help with blog, updating the website, fund-raising, etc.

Business Services – USA-based

  • Graphics design
  • Photography/videography/film production to help us share our story more effectively
  • Website maintenance
  • Freight forwarding
  • Onsite and virtual troubleshooting and help desk for computers
  • Banking and credit card processing

Business Services – Tanzania Based

  • Carpenters (based in Tanzania)
  • Security Service for Technology Centers


  • Notebook computers and docking stations (new or in great shape)
  • iPads (this is our preferred tablet because of the large variety of educational apps available)
  • Apple Store gift cards to purchase educational apps
  • Desktop computers (new or in great shape)
  • Nooks and/or Kindles
  • Donations to cover cost of wireless internet routers
  • Donations to cover cost of monthly internet access fees
  • LCD Projectors and screens
  • Laminator
  • Laser printers and toner
  • Paper
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply and Surge Supressors
  • Educational software
  • Digital Cameras
  • Video Cameras

Library Construction & Furnishings:

  • Home Depot and/or Lowe’s gift cards
  • Walmart and/or Target gift cards
  • Power generator or solar power, since electricity outages are common
  • Shop Vac (large)
  • Large bulletin boards
  • Colorful rugs
  • Bean Bag Chairs
  • Tables and chairs (call before donating to confirm we have storage capacity pending overseas shipment)
  • Library bookcases (call before donating to confirm we have storage capacity pending overseas shipment)

School Supplies:

  • Backpacks
  • Spiral bound notebooks
  • Pencils, pens, pencil sharpeners, colored pencils
  • Solar-powered calculators

Transporting Books and Travel

  • Airline miles for travel to/from Tanzania
  • Pick-up truck (new or in good condition)
  • Bookmobile Trailer (inspired by the Pleasant Hill Husky’s successful Paws on Print trailer)
  • Graphic wrap for the Bookmobile Trailer
  • Moving truck for book, equipment and furnishing pickups
  • Gas cards for book, equipment and furnishing pickups
  • Place to stay in Tanzania when traveling to build libraries and deliver books

Cleaning & Misc. Supplies:

  • Carpet steam cleaning machine
  • Baby Wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Paper towels
  • Moving blankets
  • First Aid Kits

If you have something to share that you think we may be able to use and it’s not on our list, please give us a call.