Celebration Marks BFA Projects Reaching Every African Country, 41 Million Books Shipped Since 1988

On June 9th, 2018, BFA held a ceremony in Atlanta to celebrate the departure of a shipping container to Central African Republic.  This historic container marked the achievement of BFA's long-standing goal of reaching all 55 countries on the African continent!

Michele Marie Claude Benzot, Counselor in Charge of Finances, Administration and Material at the Central African Republic Washington, D.C., embassy, was on hand for the celebration. Long time BFA partner Better World Books sponsored the 22,000 book shipment.

BFA founder Tom Warth kicks off the celebration at BFA's Atlanta Warehouse

“We are proud to celebrate this milestone for which Books For Africa has been working all these years,” said Patrick Plonski, BFA Executive Director. “There is no better place to mark this exciting occasion than our Atlanta warehouse, from which every one of the more than 41 million books is sorted, packed and shipped.”

Plonski also praised the many volunteers in Atlanta and Minnesota, where BFA has its headquarters, who have helped over the years. The Atlanta warehouse is one of the top volunteer destinations in Atlanta. Last year 15,121 people volunteered at the warehouse.

The celebration featured South African music sensation ShenFM, as well as the BFA Warehouse Band, along with African food and drinks.  Our thanks to everyone who came out to help celebrate!