When you donate just $10 it enables us to send approximately 20 books to children in Ghana.

Books: The Journey From Toronto to Ghana!

THanks to LIBRARYTHING

 

Thanks to advice from Tim Spalding at LibraryThing, we scan the books we send to Ghana into the LT database. We then create a separate catalog for each school. 

 

WHY CATALOG?

 

By cataloging the books we send, we can keep track of the types of books we've sent to a specific school and assess their   reading needs for future shipments. In that way, we can strategically add to their  collection and not just send books blindly, as many book charities do. Thanks also to Library Thing and its members for their donations. We appreciate the support.

LibraryThing Connection 

How Books Matter Supports Literacy

 

SOME BOOKS MATTER MORE THAN OTHERS AND OUR team knows that the BOOKS we donate will EFFECTIVELY SUPPORT LITERACY IN GHANA.

 

  • Three of our team members are from Ghana and have over fifty years of experience in the Ghana education system

  • One of our team members has twenty years of experience teaching in Canadian public schools





We donate literature and non-fiction books suitable for pre-schoolers to teens. We sort through every single book that we receive before packing them. We don't just toss them into a shipping container. In fact, we scan every book into a data base created for each particular school. (see our LibraryThing connection).


Unlike some charity organizations where books can sit in a warehouse for more than a year, at Books Matter our books are in the students' hands within three months of leaving Toronto. You can be sure that when you make a donation, students in Ghana are reading quality books quickly.


The shipping costs from our location in Toronto all the way to the school's doorstep in Ghana are $200 (CDN) per barrel of books (approximately 400 books).

The benefits, are priceless.