Books For Africa is in the spotlight on Day 26 of #30DaysOfCaring. It’s 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 is to end the book famine in Africa.
Books For Africa believes that education is the great equalizer in the world, and books are at the foundation of a strong educational system. For many children in Africa, the gift of books truly is a gift of hope. Most African children who attend school have never owned a book of their own, and in many classrooms 10 to 20 students share one textbook.
The organization is the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping more than 28 million books to 49 different countries since its founding 1988.
How can YOU help?
- If you’re interested in donating, the organization accepts both book and cash gifts.
- Volunteer if you live near St. Paul, Minnesota!
To learn more about groups currently fundraising to ship books to specific African countries, view the Projects page.