Sending books to Rwanda turned Bloomington woman's grief to hope

Katy Read

Star Tribune

January 24th, 2022

In 2009, Kim Harms' 19-year-old-son died by suicide during his first year of engineering school at Columbia University. But Harms' heartbreak turned to hope, unexpectedly delivered by a country that had suffered through tragedy of its own — one of the worst genocides of modern times.


Students in California Collect Over 3,100 Books For African Recipients

January 12th, 2022

The KnowledgeSeed Foundation, a high school student organization based in California, set out a goal in 2021 to collect 1,600 books that they would ship to the BFA warehouse in Marietta, GA, for donation to stock the shelves of African schools and libraries. They not only met their goal, but exceeded it, with over 3,100 books donated so far.


Books For Africa Ships 130,000 Books January 3-5 From Atlanta to Students in Somalia and Somaliland

January 5th, 2022

Books For Africa, a nonprofit with its main warehouse in Atlanta and offices in St. Paul, Minnesota, is shipping over 130,000 books to schools and libraries in Somalia and Somaliland.


UW-Stout donates over 12,500 textbooks to Books for Africa

Ev Denton


December 15th, 2021

UW-Stout is helping students halfway across the world gain a college education by donating more than 12,500 textbooks to Books for Africa.


Stout Library Donates More Than 12,500 Books to Books For Africa Program

Pam Powers

Dunn County News

December 10th, 2021

University of Wisconsin-Stout donated more than 12,500 textbooks recently to Books for Africa. The books, which were withdrawn from the University Library Instructional Resources Service, otherwise likely would have ended up in a landfill.


Books For Africa Partners with 9Miles Project to Support At-risk Youth in South Africa

December 8th, 2021

In South Africa, lockdowns were hard on at-risk children, leaving them at home with no stimulation or learning opportunities.  Books For Africa was able to support the work of nonprofit 9Miles by providing books and computers for this vulnerable population on South Africa’s west coast.