While there are some impediments to shipping such as port closings in North America as well as in Africa, BFA continues to get books to African children through its warehouse in Atlanta, which remains open. Shipments are organized by Minnesota-based staffers working remotely. By later this year, BFA plans to have shipped its 50 millionth book since its founding in 1988.
Books For Africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 48 million books and serving all 55 countries on the African continent since 1988. Last year alone, Books For Africa shipped 3.3 million books, and 155 computers and e-readers containing over 400,000 digital books, to 29 African countries. More than $2.9 million was raised last year to ship these books to Africa.