Jan and Kerin Facey will travel to Kenya this year packing pieces of Forbes with them.
Mr Facey will help build a library worth $25,000 in the east-African nation, while Mrs Facey will help run a craft class.
To aide the effort in Kenya, Mrs Facey is asking the community of Forbes to contribute by making handmade library bags.
So far, over 100 bags have been sewn and dropped in at News On Rankin.
“We’ve still got a lot of them to come,” Mrs Facey said.
It is not too late to pick up some fabric from News On Rankin, she said, and the material is free if you intend to bring it back in bag form.
She said the response from the whole community has already been great.
“It’s been a real community effort with lots of sewing groups supplying bags and fabric,” she said.
“There’s still fabric available at News On Rankin. It’s all been donated.”
People who are not creative, Ms Facey said can still contribute by donating pens, pencils and other stationary items.
Ms Facey’s workmate at News On Rankin, Lyn Besgrove was busy this week decorating the front of the shop with some of the bags.
She said the bags will stay there for one week and all bags will need to be in by September at News On Rankin.