Rutgers helps collect 40,000 books for children in South Africa
Archived article from Mar 29, 2004
The Rev. Moses Williams, sexton at Kirkpatrick Chapel, right, supervises the loading of books for a six-week journey by sea to Johannesburg, South Africa. Williams is co-coordinator of “Linking America to Africa with Books,” an 18-month effort to collect books for South African prekindergarten and elementary school children. At left, volunteers load the 45-foot container. Rutgers, a co-sponsor of the event, helped collect some 40,000 volumes, along with religious reading material and audiotapes of local church services, that will be distributed to schools and other organizations.