Better World Books and Books For Africa
Better World Books collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide. The organization has collected more than 16 million books through book drives at over 1,800 colleges and universities and has partnered with over 1,400 libraries to collect books. Collected books are sold on 18 different marketplace websites, including BetterWorld.com, with a portion of each sale going to literacy around the globe. Recently the Environmental Protection Agency contacted Better World Books to become a member of the Wastewise Program, acknowledging efforts to divert 9,000+ tons of books from landfills.
Since 2003, Better World Books has:
- Raised more than $1.7 million in unrestricted funding for BFA
- Provided BFA with nearly 25% of their cash budget for fiscal year 2008
- Directly sent more than 1 million books to Africa
- Established the Better World Books Fund to finance specific shipments through Books For Africa, which financed the delivery of 36 40-foot sea containers to 17 countries in Africa. This equates to 922,000 books valued at $6.7 million. More shipments are scheduled in the coming months courtesy of this collaborative effort.
Support Books For Africa:
If you are a student, e-mail email@example.com to lead a drive on campus. Also, shopping on BetterWorld.com for all your literary needs helps provide Books For Africa with a sustainable source of funding for operations.