Over the past 22 years, our members have helped facilitate the donation of 8 million books to some of the poorest countries in the world through Books for International Goodwill.
Our club joined the Books for International Goodwill project sponsored by the Parole Rotary Club in Annapolis in 2000. Since then, the project has received more than 600,000 books from our members and others in the Frederick community. Books for International Goodwill has sent books to countries like Gambia, Ghana, Cambodia and the Ukraine, the Navajo Nation Library System, Indian reservations, and various local schools and community centers.
Sorting and packing is done by Rotarians in a warehouse near Annapolis. Shipping costs are deferred by a monthly book sale that is open to the public.