Capstone donates 300,000 books
| Nov 23, 2010
Capstone Publishers is donating 300,000 overstock books to Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent. The donation is valued at more than $5 million. The long voyage will begin on November 24 when the donated books will travel from the publishers’ warehouse in Mankato, Minnesota, to the Books for Africa warehouse in St. Paul, Minnesota. From there the books will be sorted and packaged for shipment to Africa.
“This incredibly generous donation from Capstone is one of the largest publisher donations received by Books For Africa we can remember, and will fill many, many school libraries across Africa with books,” said Pat Plonski, Executive Director of Books For Africa. Since its start in 1988, Books For Africa has shipped more than 23 million books to 45 countries across Africa. In 2009, Books For Africa shipped approximately 1.6 million books to 20 African countries.
Learn more about Books for Africa and Capstone Publishers.