The IX Power Foundation is accepting donations of used books to be sent to create the SSAAP "Literacy Libraries" in Zambia and Sierra Leone and a "Peace Library" in Sierra Leone. HOWEVER - the cost of shipping to get the books and other necessities to Africa for the libraries is very high! This fundraiser is simply to raise funds to pay for the international shipping.
Any amount you can give will assist us in getting these important materials just that much closer to people who truly NEED your assistance. The villages in rural Africa that are served by SSAAP are in such remote and destitute areas that the more famous and well-funded charitable organizations will not even visit them. Getting books and other printed materials in these locations is impossible without your help, but so greatly needed. Next to water (and food), which we are also working on, education is what's going to lift these people from their dire circumstances into a self-reliant lifestyle that will cure many issues for them.
If you want your dollar donations to go directly to help people really living in desperate conditions, then "Pages for the Planet" is your charity! Neither the IX Power Foundation nor SSAAP employs paid staff. ZERO. None of your donations will go to anything except to pay for shipping the items that others have donated. The IX Power Foundation is a ten-year-old 501(c)(3) based in Golden, Colorado and Albuquerque, New Mexico, and we are working with the 501(c)(3) called SSAAP (Simwatachela Sustainable Agricultural & Arts Program) that was founded by, and is operated by, Heather Cumming. Heather is a former Peace Corp worker with 20 years of experience in the field in Africa.
You can also give directly to SSAAP and even purchase beautiful art directly from the villagers in Zambia and Sierra Leone. Visit: https://www.ssaap.org. (No retailer or middle-man to pay!)
The IX Power Foundation is the nonprofit, charitable arm of IX Power Clean Water, a global enterprise that collaborates with universities and the U.S. DOE National Laboratory system to commercialize game-changing technology. IX Power provides unique solutions to treating the most deadly, contaminant-laden water from industry, mining, and agriculture so that it can safely be reused by industry and agriculture. It is also launching a "village-sized" treatment train to provide excellent clean water for human consumption.
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