TOTAL BOOKS SHIPPED
1,601,804

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

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

Pallet of 1,000 books

Container of 20,000 books

Container of 40,000 books

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.

Special thanks to the following amazing organisations
1mbc

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

Volume
Costs
Fundraising Target

30%

Processing in the UK

30%

Freight from the UK

40%

Clearing and haulage in Africa

Books2Africa is a UK registered charity number 1152599