Here’s a great article about the Better World Books Fund from Books for Africa’s most recent newsletter: Better World Books Fund Announced
“The Books For Africa / Better World Books partnership continues to grow and grow! In early March, establishment of the Better World Books Fund of Books For Africa was announced at a special ceremony at the Better World Books warehouse in Indiana. The first check in the amount of $55,000 was formally presented. This revolving fund, providing $165,000 in each of fiscal years 2007 and 2008 (to defray shipping costs), will enable the shipping of well over 17 containers (600,000 books) to Africa in the coming fiscal year.
We are thrilled to be able to set up the Better World Books Fund with Books For Africa and provide a committed stream of funding for specific book shipments that our partners (student groups, libraries, corporate book drive sponsors, and the general public supporting us through their purchases on www.Betterworld.com) can help directly support and sponsor,” said Better World Books President and CEO, David Murphy. “Working closely with our supporters and Books For Africa, the Better World Books Fund will make a very immediate and significant impact by getting desperately needed books to more African children in more communities throughout the continent.”
If you’re a student, bookstore manager or faculty member currently involved with a BWB book drive and you’d like to help get books to a specific place in Africa, contact your Regional Director to learn more about getting involved with the BWB Fund.
The rest of the newsletter has some great articles on BFA’s first shipment to Chad, a shipment to Sudan, an article about a school receiving books in Ghana as well as recognition from Liberia’s General Consul and a U.S.-Kenyan Ambassador. Archived issues of BFA’s newsletter can be found in the newsletter section of the BFA website.