Give the gift of education to Africa's children
The greatest challenge to send books to Africa is the cost of shipping. On average, it costs between $8,000 and $10,000 per 40 foot container to send books to the final recipient. These costs cover sea freight to a major seaport in Africa, customs clearance fees and inland shipping to the final destination. The International BookSmart Foundation sources all of the donated books for shipment. We do not buy our books. Our recipient organizations in Africa tend to be schools and libraries in very rural and impoverished areas. As such, they do not have the resources to pay for the shipment. We rely on the donations of our supporters to make the dream of an education a reality for these children.
You can make a secure one-time or recurring donation to IBSF using a bank account, Paypal or credit card. If you prefer, you can also make a donation by calling the IBSF office at +1 (336) 884-1555 or mailing a check to: International BookSmart Foundation, P.O. Box 2714, High Point, NC 27261. All gifts are tax deductible as specified by law.
For donations of $50 or more, IBSF will send a handwritten note card or email notification to the honoree if you provide full contact info or email. Donations can be made monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually, or all at once—whatever is most convenient for you. Please consider making a minimum credit card donation of $5 to cover processing expenses.