There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.” —Bernard Meltzer

Books For Africa

A successful business can be defined in many ways. For me, it is simple. My business is successful when I have the opportunity to give back to the community that I serve.

When I was living in Minnesota, I volunteered for the non-profit organization, Books For Africa. In my travels I’ve witnessed firsthand the lack of educational resources throughout the world. I’ve supported this organization over the years as it has a direct and immediate benefit to a cause near and dear to my heart.

More about the organization:

Knowledge is power, compassion is giving.
Books For Africa. A simple name for an organization with a simple mission. We collect, sort, ship, and distribute books to students of all ages in Africa. Our goal: to end the book famine in Africa.

Books For Africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 33 million books to 49 different countries since 1988.  Over the past 12 months we have shipped 2.4 million books, 665 computers and 200 e-readers containing 1.6 million digital books, as well as 5 new law and human rights libraries to 21 African countries. More than $2.3 million was raised last year to ship the books to the students of Africa.

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