Better World Books help fund BFA's 10 millionth book with a special presentation of $121,225 for FY 05

Better World Books to Become BFA’s Largest Donor

Better World Books donates $ 121,225 to Books For Africa


BFA continues to develop its strategic partnership with Better World Books (formerly known as Campus Community Outreach). Better World Books helped celebrate the shipment of BFA’s 10 millionth book on October 2, 2004 with a special presentation of a pledge in the amount of $121,225 for FY 05. Xavier Helgesen, who has recently joined BFA’s board of directors, Jeff Kurtzman, and David Murphy from Better World Books were on hand to present the pledge and a $20,000 check to BFA. This pledge makes Better World Books the largest single donor to BFA for FY 2005. Better World Books has already provided BFA with cash donations totaling $67,100 as well as book donations.

“This level of support by Better World Books is critical to Books For Africa to enable us to continue our mission of serving the children of Africa,” said Books For Africa Executive Director Pat Plonski. “The unrestricted donations and pledges by Better World Books to Books For Africa represent approximately 23% of our annual operating budget. We will have the capacity to ship hundreds of thousands of books to Africa as a direct result of this generous support by Better World Books,” Plonski continued.

Better World Books is an organization that utilizes the value of the used book to fund socially responsible literacy initiatives worldwide. Books are collected from schools, individuals, and universities and sold via the internet and other mechanisms with the profits used to benefit Books For Africa. For more information about Better World Books visit their website at