Donations Still Needed for Tanzanian Education Project

There is still time left to donate to the Tanzanian Education Project. Beaver Dam-native Cassie Parkhurst is rallying community support to help collect a library full of books and educational supplies for the east African country. She started the task after returning from a 4-month volunteer opportunity there. Her mother, Nancy Parkhurst, told us on WBEV’s Community Comment that they are very close to filling a 20-foot container. Items being collected include elementary and middle school-level textbooks and reading books along with pencils and paper and lab supplies like rulers, protractors and globes. The container will only be at the YMCA of Dodge County until Sunday. After that arrangements will have to be made through the Kiwanis’s Club before March 15. Parkhurst says she is very proud of her daughter for undertaking such a project, but she admits she was a little nervous when she first heard she was going from her college dorm room in Winona, MN to Tanzania. Parkhurst says they are still about $2000 short of the $7000 needed to ship the container. While a couple fundraisers are scheduled, Parkhurst says they are also welcoming donations from the community before the container leaves port on April 1. Contact: Cassie Parkhurst at, NancyParkhurst at 920-887-0930 or the Kiwanis’s Sharon Lubkeman at 920-887-3788. The YMCA of Dodge County website is Tax deductible donations can also be made to