TOTAL BOOKS SHIPPED
1,366,190

Books delivered to students and teachers in Africa

UK Registered Charity No 1152599

Join hands with Books2Africa through a monthly or yearly commitment to donate books or raise funds to ship and distribute 1 million books to students, teachers and communities across Africa every year!

Who can join?

  • Individuals
  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Publishers
  • Charities/NGOs
  • Trusts/Foundations
  • Private companies

Individuals

Our individual members commit to a monthly financial donation of £5 or more which funds the cost of shipping books from our Processing Centre in the UK to our Distribution Centres across Africa, where they are made available to students, teachers and communities in need.

Individual members get free monthly collections from their address, allowing them to send us donated books and educational materials on a regular basis. 

Organisations

Our organisational members commit to raising/donating money to fund the cost of shipping books to Africa annually. They can add us to their list of supported charities, request our Contactless Donation Device for their premises or organise an annual fundraising/book drive event, especially around World Book Day. Publishers can also commit to donate their excess stock of books to us.

Organisational members get a Club Badge they can display on their website to demonstrate their Corporate Social Responsibility and impact. 

Box of 20 books

  • Monthly donation of
    £10 per month to cover cost of processing and shipping a box of books every month.

Pallet of 1,000 books

  • Annual fundraising target of
    £500 (£0.50 per book) to cover cost of processing and shipping to Africa.

Container of 20,000 books

  • Annual fundraising target of
    £5,000 (£0.25 per book) to cover cost of processing and shipping to Africa.

Container of 40,000 books

  • Annual fundraising target of
    £8,000 (£0.20 per book) to cover cost of processing and shipping to Africa.

How We Work

Step 1 – Processing

Our team of staff and volunteers check, catalogue and sort donated books into categories.

Step 2 – Shipping

When funding is received, we load and ship the relevant books required to be shipped by sea.

Step 3 – Offloading

Upon arrival, the receiver (or our Distribution Centre) clears the books through customs before offloading.

Step 4 – Distribution

The books are distributed to students, teachers and communities in need. Their impact reports are published online.

  • Sponsors Wall
Special thanks to the following amazing organisations

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