About 900 SHARE volunteers in American have helped collect, sort, label, and box donated children’s books and school supplies for the SHARE libraries. As news of SHARE spreads, volunteers around the world have started book drives. Children in Rome, Italy have collected 300 books, and children in Dublin, Ireland, have started a school supply drive as well.
In March 2009 SHARE shipped 12,000 books to Tanzania with the help of two nonprofits, Books for Africa and COSAD. The books arrived in May 2009 and were distributed to the 3 schools.
In May 2010, SHARE donated 17,000 children's books to school libraries in Kenya and South Africa, and 250 books to two feeding centers in Malawi by partnering with other nonprofits working in Africa.
In all, over 33,000+ books have been donated to African libraries by SHARE!