Dell Volunteers – Summer/Fall 2014




Thanks to the Dell group from the Enterprise SRS Team who volunteered on December 5. Pictured above are Greg Swinney, Joe Roth, Ana Terra, Adriana Hunt, Amanda Mills, and Theo Ulmer. Not pictured is volunteer Margarita Martinez. At left is Angeles Garza working at her station.





Thanks to the volunteers from Dell Financial who came on November 21 to prepare books.



Many thanks to our latest Dell group. Thanks to Lindsey (on the left) for arranging the volunteer time with Libraries of Love.



The Dell Regional Ops group volunteered October 24 and kept us laughing all afternoon as  entering data and typing labels for pockets and cards turned into a competition. A wonderful funny group. They managed to finish 19 boxes of books – now ready for shipping. Thanks for your hard work and good humor.



Thanks to the group from the Dell IT Business Operations Office that volunteered to prepare books on Oct. 10, 2014. Pictured are Jeni, Aileen, Tania, Jennifer, and Chris.



Thanks to the Dell Group of 13 who volunteered on Oct. 6, 2014. Headed by Veronique Phelan, team members were from various parts of the world, including Russia, Ireland, France, German, Slovakia, and America – of course! Hats off to the Dell Services Programs + Operations Team. Many thanks! Special thanks to the incredible Jim and Ellen Matthews, our volunteer coordinators, who work with our groups and keep things running smoothly. They are amazing.



Thanks to the Dell volunteers who prepared books on Oct. 3, 2014. Pictured are Linda, Kris, Bridget, Erik, Stacey, and team leader Randy Jacobs.



Thanks to the volunteers from Dell IT Business Operations who came to prepare books on Sept. 19, 2014. Pictured are Barb, Priyanka, Kimily, Seetha, Niki, Tim, and Bill.



Thanks to Dell volunteers who came to prepare books on Sept. 9, 2014. Pictured are Aravind Mohan, Christopher Dykes, Elisa Guidroz, Marie Alvarez, Kristin Clayton, and Hilari Westfahl.


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Mbale/Kampala, Uganda – Summer 2015

Schools: St. Janan High School, Kitante Primary, Zion Primary
Libraries: St. Janan Laurel Library, Kitante Laurel Library, Zion Laurel Library
Students Served: 4600

Facebook post from Trudy (June 16):
The volunteer team arrived Sunday. Took them to Endere Outdoor Theatre in the evening. There were dancers from each part of Uganda, and a comedian, as well. Wonderful evening!

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Mbale/Kampala, Uganda – Summer 2013

Schools: Mengo Primary, Faithful Servants Primary, Faithful Servants Secondary, Mothercare Preparatory
Libraries: Mengo Laurel Library, Faithful Servants Primary Laurel Library, Faithful Servants Secondary Laurel Library, Mothercare Preparatory Laurel Library
Students Served: 4000

In reflection, I simply shake my head and think – incredible. As we have provided libraries the past 9 years, the administrators have constantly commented on the difference reading has made in concentration, expanded vocabulary, improved writing skills, and general knowledge.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who gives me a book I haven’t read.” The books are changing lives, but the continued friendships and love that are shared through LOL are changing lives as well.

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Mbale/Kampala, Uganda – Summer 2011

Schools: Bombo Military High, Gangama Primary, Nabuyonga Primary, Fairway Primary
Libraries: Bombo Military Laurel Library, Gangama Laurel Library, Nabuyounga Laurel Library, Fairway Laurel Library
Students Served: 5000

June 27, 2011 – Tomorrow the real world hits. Up and out the gate at 7:00. I will be meeting class after class at each of our three new schools – one school a day for the next 3 days. After school, around 6:00, I will be meeting with the teachers and administrators showing them how their library is organized and the process of borrowing! Cheers!

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Dell Volunteers – Spring 2015


We had a great Dell group work on May 15. They are returning volunteers who always accomplish so much.  This time they completed 19 boxes, which was all we had. Pictured are James Greren, Shyrla Zapata, Kathy Hicks, Pablo Harrsch, Thang Pham, Michael Bishop, Daniel Rounds, Kristina Phillips, Amanda Zapata,and Diana Watkins. Not pictured was Randy Maynard.


Many thanks to this group of  Dell volunteers who completed 12 boxes on April 10, the first books prepared for the 2016 libraries. Volunteering were Walter Carrion, Pascal Cohen-Hadria, Linda Lu, Bridget Montemayor, Lupe Guzman, Stacey Meyer, and Oralia Perez.