• 1 million books
  • 50 shipping containers
  • Annually

Can your organisation commit to fundraise or sponsor 1 or more containers annually?

A commitment of £5,000 per year will cover the cost of processing, shipping and delivering 20,000 books in 1 shipping container to one of our Africa offices for distribution to the hands of students and teachers. You'll receive an annual impact report, and your logo/name will be listed on our Sponsors Wall below and on relevant impact report pages.

  • Distribution offices in 4 African countries
  • Supported projects in 20 African countries
  • Impact reports published online
Other Corporate Opportunities

Setup a Books2Africa Donation Portal or Bucket

We partner with Goodbox to provide these awesome contactless donation devices that can be left (attended or unattended) at your tills and sales points, allowing your customers or clients to donate seamlessly. You can also order a traditional donation bucket. 

  • Contactless Donation Portal (£100 setup)
  • Cash Donation Bucket (£10)

Setup donations on your own Payment Gateways

We partner with Pennies to provide your customers the chance to make their pennies count for your chosen charity Books2Africa. We’ll work closely with your payment provider to enable Pennies across multi-channels, in-store, online, or app.

  • Compatible with most card reader providers
  • Comptaible with e-commerce via API

Setup a Book Bin for your students and staff

Our Book Donation Bin is perfect for academic institutions to locate within departmental receptions, students’ halls of residence, and offices, enabling staff/students donate unwanted books and you can reduce waste. You also get a reduced collection fee.

  • Book Bin (£70 - £250 depending on size)
  • Collection cost (£4 per 20kg box)

Sponsor the charity's Overheads

Every item we ship to Africa must be thoroughly checked, scanned into a database, counted and packaged at our UK warehouse by our team of paid staff and volunteers. You can help cover any of the following costs:

  • Tape, Pallet Wrap, Labels (£8k per annum)
  • Warehouse Rent (£22k per annum)
  • Staff (70k per annum)

Corporate fundraising and volunteering

Make fundraising and/or volunteering a part of your organisation’s culture and meet your CSR goals. We’ll work with you to develop bespoke campaigns, projects, events and branding that creates lasting impact on education and the environment.

  • Sponsors Wall
Special thanks to the following amazing organisations
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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