Donate books and educational resources in 3 easy steps

Step 1

Package your books and resources into cardboard boxes and arrange a collection from your address or drop-off at our office in Canterbury. We assign you a unique booking reference number to write on all your boxes before collection/drop-off.

Step 2

At our processing centre in Canterbury, our team check and scan all your items into our database. We also tag at least one of your books with a sticker and your unique booking reference number before shipping them to our projects in Africa.

Step 3

When your books arrive our project in Africa, they are distributed to students and teachers. You will receive a photo of the person who receives your tagged book(s). We also publish more detailed impact reports on our website.

ITEMS YOU CAN DONATE
BOOKS
  • New and used books
  • Textbooks and journals
  • All academic levels
  • All subjects and editions
  • Novels and children's books
  • Dictionaries and Encyclopedia
  • Bibles and religious texts
  • No newspapers or brochures
  • No damaged or illegible items
  • No lecture notes
TECHNOLOGY
  • New and used technology
  • Desktops and laptops
  • Tablets and mobile devices
  • Projectors and cameras
  • Video game consoles
  • Science equipment
  • Learning Aids
  • No printers
  • No home appliances
  • Damaged beyond repair
DVDs
  • New and used DVDs
  • Audio or Digital Books
  • Movies and Documentaries
  • Games for all platforms
  • Educational Software
  • Children's programmes
  • Blank DVDs
  • No audio music CDs
  • No VHS and Cassettes
  • No pornographic materials
TOYS
  • New and used toys
  • Creative toys
  • Educational toys
  • Puzzles and trivia
  • Interactive toys
  • Electronic toys
  • Must all be in working order
  • No damaged items
  • No toys with missing parts
  • No sharp objects
SHOES
  • New and used shoes
  • Must have second pair
  • School shoes
  • Trainers and casual shoes
  • Smart and work shoes
  • Football boots
  • Any gender shoes
  • No clothes
  • No shoes missing pairs
  • No badly damaged shoes
SPORTS GEAR
  • New and used sports gear
  • Football boots and balls
  • Jersey, shorts and socks
  • Gloves and shinpads
  • Sports shoes
  • Training equipment
  • All sports equipment
  • No clothes
  • No bulky equipment
  • Damaged beyond repair
HOW TO DONATE YOUR ITEMS
PREPARE YOUR ITEMS
PACKAGE AND SEND YOUR ITEMS
CHOOSE HOW TO SEND YOUR ITEMS

COLLECTION

  • Collected from your address from 48hrs
  • Choose your preferred collection date
  • Receive a tracking reference number
  • £7 per 20kg box to cover courier costs
  • £5 per 20kg box for Book Club Members

DROP-OFF

  • Drop-off/deliver your items at our office
  • Select an available date and time slot
  • Receive a tracking reference number
  • Office located in Canterbury, Kent
  • free with a donation of any amount
Featured Donors

Books2Africa receives donated books and resources from countless individuals and organisations everyday. A few of such amazing organisations include:

HEADS UP!

We will be putting a hold on further book donations from 1st July 2019 – 31st August 2019 as we concentrate on fundraising to ship the books we currently have in stock. You can book a collection or schedule a drop-off now online but please select a date after the 31st of August.

Shipping and delivering 1 million books every year
involves the following:

Volume
  • 20,000 books fit in 1 x 20ft container
  • 1,000,000 books fit in 50 x 20ft containers
  • 4 x 20ft containers shipped monthly
Costs
  • £5,000 to process, ship and clear each container of 20,000 books
  • £20,000 delivers 4 containers monthly
Fundraising Target
  • 2,000 individuals giving £10 or more monthly, or 50 corporate partners sponsoring 1 container per year. Thank you.

30%

Processing in the UK

30%

Freight from the UK

40%

Clearing and haulage in Africa

Books2Africa is a UK registered charity number 1152599