John L. Capps Memorial Library

$610 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 35 months
My name is Samantha Capps.

In 2013, my father John Capps passed away suddenly.

I am currently recovering from illness and am disabled and unable to work. In my spare time, I am working on cataloging my father's books in order to open a small library displaying the collection he amassed during his lifetime.

We already have a space for the books in Warrenton, NC, but we need to build shelves.

This fundraiser serves two purposes: first, 50% of what we raise goes directly to the library. The money will firstly be used to build shelves for the books, secondly to apply for official nonprofit status, and any extra money will go toward compensation for me as I work on this project and deal with my health issues. Second, the other 50% of what we raise goes directly to The Trevor Project , which provides crisis and suicide prevention to LGBTQ youth.

Anyone who donates gets automatic membership to the library, meaning you can check books out once they are organized!

We hope to eventually use the library as a starting point for literacy work in Warren County, but for now we need to get the books on the shelves!

Please help us out!


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Hi everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates! This project and your donations have not been forgotten about. Everything got put on hold while I struggled with my disability and also moved from the location of the books in Warrenton to Chapel Hill. Now, since I am no longer living in close proximity to the books, the plans is to do a loose catalog rather than a strict catalog and still install shelves. Today I donated $278.21, half of the remaining funds after GoFundMe deducted their fees, to the Trevor Project. The remaining funds will go toward the shelves once we can afford to pay the remainder of the shelving costs with funds from my father's estate, which is still caught up with the IRS. Thanks, everyone!
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$610 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 35 months
Created September 26, 2015
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Sean P McAfee
34 months ago

Good luck on your library . It's a wonderful thing you're doing for your dad's memory.

Marilyn Kickham
34 months ago

Hey Sam, I praise you for your efforts.

34 months ago
Félix Sauvé
34 months ago

It's a great thing you are doing :)

Lynn Martin
34 months ago

Thanks for doing this to honor John.

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