How You Can Help

We need to urgently raise £40,000 to enable us to send 300,000 books to Africa.

The shipping of books is a major part of our activity. Books collected from different sources are sorted and packed by volunteers are shipped in 20-foot sea containers that hold 20,000 to 25,000 units. It costs from £2,500 to £4,500 to send to a container load from the UK to the major seaports in Africa. The cost increases 2 fold for landlocked countries. You can sponsor a shipment of books to any particular country in Africa.

BAFA also ships books in pallets, ranging from £500 to £1500 depending on the particular part of Africa which the books are dispatched.

To help us you can :

Make a financial donation

You can make a one-off or regular financial donation to BAFA.Please click Donate

Donate books

We can accept books either new or fairly used books, in all subject areas for use by primary and school children and students in Further and Higher Education. The books should be in good condition and have been published within the last 15 years.

Books can be dropped off at our warehouse: 8 Lombard Street, Sunderland SR1 2HS – email

Set up a Book Collection Point

As well as books, BAFA also needs book collection points nationwide. If you can provide such a facility, we would be very keen to hear from you by phone on 07504 621835, or by email at:

If you are a publishers or library that has books to donate and are able to deliver them to our Lombard Street address please contact us on 07504 621835 or by email at: to arrange a delivery.


Volunteers are essential to everything we do. Visit our volunteer page to find out more about how you can help

Organise a fundraising event

If you would like to run your own fundraising event to help raise money for Book Aid Africa then you can email for any assistance possible

Help out at our Sunderland distribution depot

BAFA collects books across the United Kingdom. This only happens with the help and support of the individuals, organisations and institutions who volunteer their services, or space in their homes or business facilities to use as regional collection points for donated books.

Please send all funds raised to Book Aid Africa, 8 Lombard Street, Sunderland, SR1 2HS United Kingdom

Book Aid For Africa is registered charity number 118163

Book Aid For Africa is registered with the UK Fundraising Regulator.