Books For Africa. A simple name for an organization with a simple mission. They collect, sort, ship, and distribute books to students of all ages in Africa. Their goal: to end the book famine in Africa.
Books For Africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 28 million books to 49 different countries since 1988. In 2012, we shipped 2.2 million books valued at $28.3 million to 22 African countries, with an additional 616 computers and 15 brand new law libraries.
It costs $10,300 to send a sea container to most major sea ports of books and computers to Africa. Donations will enable Books For Africa to send even more books to children in Africa who are hungry to read, hungry to learn.
To learn more about groups currently fundraising to ship books to specific African countries, view the Books for Africa Projects page