Every year, we give 24 million people around the world access to books that will. Books to africa international is a uk registered charity 1152599 an organisation in special consultative status with the united nations economic and social council ecosoc since 2017. Books for africa sends freight containers full of thousands of books to. It is based on an incident at igbo landing and is about jaja, a slave who leads a group of plantation slaves back to africa by walking into the ocean. Trading your old books is a good way of getting rid of them while also being able to get something out of it. All you have to do is box them up and print out a shipping label they pay for the cost of shipping and send em out. In january 2011 computers 4 africa started merging with digital pipeline. Then, sandwich pieces of cardboard between each book to help them keep their shape. Please make a donation today to help pay for shipping. Please send financial donations separately in an envelope to the bfa office. Play well africas mission to turn clutter in the developed world into an educational opportunity in africa began in a southern california lego store.
The years between now and 2030 are critical for building africa s human capital. Because i feel it helps a place i already patronize this is my personal favorite place to donate old books. You can donate old books to a variety of places, while also receiving tax deductions for. Micah slentz, then 6 years old, begged his dad to buy him an elaborate new lego set. To maintain the confidentiality of our collectors we do not list their individual addresses on this site. Books2africa is a uk charity that collects and sends donated books to increase the quality of education in africa by helping individuals and communities to access, read, and understand books, and to extend the life and impact of books by decreasing book waste and increasing book readcycling. Our vision is a world where everyone has access to the. It is based on an incident at igbo landing and is about jaja, a slave who leads a group of plantation slaves back to africa by walking into the ocean reception. In addition to the work they do, they also keep a current list of local organizations in your area doing the same thing. An alternative use for your old books would be to sell them and donate the money to a program that purchases new books for schools and libraries in developing countries. Many of these organizations distribute books overseas at no cost to the donating person or library other than shipping costs to the u. Our vision is a world where everyone has access to the books that will enrich, improve and change their lives. Africa australian books for children of africa provides secondhand books to underprivileged schools in rural africa. Although books may seem like sturdy items to ship, they still need to be packaged properly to ensure they arent damaged by liquids or rough handling.
Atlanta, ga and michiana area residents, or visitors to these regions, can visit our bins in person and place preloved books inside for. Which books or magazines would you send to children of. Online shopping for south african history books in the books store. Books2africa international donates books to schools, colleges, universities and community libraries in africa. Bibles and books from cla can be found in churches, libraries, child development centers, and prisons throughout africa. The pencil project brings to mind the young people in kenya from many years ago who wanted our pens and pencilsi had gone armed with extras. May 22, 20 hoping to find some old forgotten words or ancient melodies he turned to me as if to say. Book aid charitable trust providing christian literature. Dec 12, 2019 donating books like encyclopedia sets is a way to help others and get rid of that huge set thats taking up extra space. Donate towards shipping costs the best way to help send school supplies to africa. When your books arrive in africa, they are distributed to students and teachers in need. We accept new or used books, in english, french or any african language. We bring old books in for credit, and buy second hand books there.
Books for africa books for africa is the largest shipper of donated books to the african continent. For information on how to donate books within the united states, please visit. Students or teachers who receive any of your labelled items would send us a photo. Ecofriendly ways to reuse and recycle books and magazines. Investing in youth, selected as the african unions main focus in 2017, is imperative and needs to be complemented by an equally strong emphasis on investing in children to establish the strongest foundation for africa s future. Completed pencil project prairie grove junior high school. Traditional recycling method is to place your old book and magazine in a blue bin which would be picked up at regular intervals and taken to agencies which manufacture recycled paper. Your donation helps provide learning materials to students in africa who do not.
We have compiled a list of some of our favourites that have stood out over the years find more books about africa to add to your reading list here from reading them in the corridors of school to watching the films based on them to recommendations by friends and oprah. There are many options about where to donate books, but some options are only available for entertainment books or very specific types of books. The world library list, best nonfiction war books, africa fiction and nonfiction, best books for an african s. Book aid international is the uks leading international book donation and library development charity. Sep 28, 2018 books for africa who runs the program. Books for africa books for africa sends freight containers full of thousands of books to students in africa. We will return unsolicited manuscripts only if accompanied by a selfaddressed envelope with sufficient postage stamps. The organisations recognised a joint purpose and pooled resources and efforts to bridge the digital divide internationally. This charitable organization takes donations of books, especially encyclopedias and other knowledgebuilding books, and gives them to schools and libraries in. The old african is a 2005 book by julius lester and illustrated by jerry pinkney. Top places to donate used books home storage solutions 101. The editors, old africa magazine box 2338, naivasha 20117, kenya. Since its founding in 1988, books for africa has shipped more than 27 million textbooks and library books to 48 african countries. Books are gathered by volunteers through a network of.
Where to donate used books 10 places to start money crashers. Our mission is to help lift africa out of the poverty trap by equipping the next generation with the technology and support to work in a global environment. Discover the best childrens africa books in best sellers. Hoping to find some old forgotten words or ancient melodies he turned to me as if to say. This can be done in many ways, for instance, you can host a book swap with a group of friends, host a party where you swap books white elephant party, or even trade them for. Consider making a financial donation to cover the costs of shipping the books you donate. Investing in youth, selected as the african unions main focus in 2017, is imperative and needs to be complemented by an equally strong emphasis on investing in children to establish the strongest foundation for africas future. The restructured and enlarged organisation will be known as digital pipeline and retains computers 4 africa as a working name for working in africa. Textbooks for change provides affordable and accessible educational material to students both locally and across the globe. Then they are sent to africa for the use of christian leaders, pastors, students, and new converts. Early learningpreschool, picture books, graded readers, easyread fiction and. After the container arrives in africa the books are distributed to several countries. Christianity did not take hold across the continent. Our grassroots approach mobilizes volunteers, young and old, in the united states and canada to organize book drives and help establish small libraries in rural african communities.
To find out if there is a collection point near you, click on your location on the map. Sending all the books and supplies we receive costs thousands of dollars yearly in shipping costs. The charity looks for reference books and recent textbooks, both primary and secondary educational levels, but you can also send fiction and nonfiction books. Together, we can send 1 million books annually by joining our book club.
Books are gathered by volunteers through a network of uk collection points. An alternative use for your old books would be to sell them and donate the. Better world books donation 55740 currant road mishawaka, in 46545. Paul, minnesota dedicated to helping end the book famine in africa. Books for africa will ship to any location in africa where a sponsor is ready to receive and distribute books. Yes, it would be nice if children across the continent were more enthusiastic about reading, but simply having more books is not going to make that happen. The african library project changes lives book by book by starting libraries in africa. We like africa and we like books so what better to feature in todays blog than books about africa. We believe that postsecondary students should be able to learn from highquality material, regardless of their geographic or.
Before you put books in your box, wrap them in plastic or put them in a ziplock bag to keep them dry. The uks leading international book donation and library development charity. Organizations such as books for soldiers and operation paperback provide gently used, donated copies of books for activeduty military, veterans, military families and patients at va hospitals. Book aid charitable trust providing christian literature in. Founded in october 2005, the first issue featured a story about the royal navys illfated attempt to launch a naval presence on lake rudolph now lake. If you dont live near a book dropoff site, better world books might just offer the easiest way to donate used books. Guidelines for donating medical books, journals, and media. This can be done in many ways, for instance, you can host a book swap with a group of friends, host a party where you swap books white elephant party, or even trade them for new books or dvds on certain websites. Donate or collect school and office supplies develop africa. The books will either be resold to raise money for charity, or donated to a kid in need. Your donation helps provide learning materials to students in africa who do not have the ability to access these books normally. Over 1,000 boxes of donated books sent to south african. Students or teachers who receive any of your labelled items would send.
Founded in october 2005, the first issue featured a story about the royal navys illfated attempt to launch a naval presence on lake rudolph now lake turkana and an account of the kedong massacre. Schools in the uk were invited to donate their unwanted english language, text and reading books as part of the help a south african school campaign. Australian books for children of africa provides secondhand books to underprivileged schools in rural africa. Textbooks for change donate used textbooks to create an. We are still accepting donations of books to be sent to africa, as well as. Guidelines for donating medical books, journals, and media overseas i. Overview donate funds donate books donate to a project honor a friend. How to donate books to soldiers and veterans bizfluent. I was down to just one pen when i dropped it in an unsavory puddle of water. Be thoughtfultips on donating used books if you are interested in donating books to countries overseas, there are several organizations that distribute books to other countries.
Old africa magazine seeks to tell the story of east africas past through wellwritten stories and vintage photographs. Which books or magazines would you send to children of africa. Books for africa is a nonprofit that collects gently used novels written within in the last 15 years and textbooks that have been published since 1998 and ships them to africa. Jan 23, 2020 to package books for shipping, youll need to keep them protected from liquids and rough handling. The nonprofit, founded in 1988, takes individual donations of fiction and nonfiction titles but is especially keen on timely reference and. Since our founding in 1988 books for africa has distributed over 24 million books to children in 46 african nations. Book aid charitable trust was set up in order to make large shipments of new and secondhand christian books and bibles to these needy areas. International donation and shipment of books about ala. International book project collects, sorts and ships donated books to requests from around the world. African libraries by organizing the shipment of gentlyused books. By donating books to the soldiers and veterans of our country, provide them a chance to escape during downtime or to educate themselves. Types of books needed christian literature for africa.
Old africa magazine stories from east africas past. Member giveaways is an informal way for members to list books to give away. In some cases, you may find a local business happy to support book aid for africa by either paying for or arranging to ship. The years between now and 2030 are critical for building africas human capital. Donating towards shipping supplies is the best way that you can help. We do not store credit card details nor do we share financial details with any third parties. Prison book program is a grassroots organization that exists for one purposeto send free books to prisoners. What to do with all those old sunday school books georgia. Hurry boy, its waiting there for you its gonna take a lot to drag me away from you. Founded in 1958, clarkes deals in antiquarian books specialising in africana, prints, maps and ephemera concentrating mainly on africa south of the sahara. Aug 09, 2012 a shortage of books is not the problem.662 1357 1045 760 263 540 884 740 700 849 382 582 344 1609 659 802 239 409 1233 580 60 1188 376 298 864 504 1552 1435 382 617 815 25 828 1168 821 1237