The charities of Books 4 Life

One half of the proceeds of the Books 4 Life stores goes to charities that the founder of Books 4 Life has chosen, the other half goes to smaller projects chosen by our shop's volunteers and customers.

The founder of Books 4 Life has chosen Amnesty International and Oxfam Novib (Oxfam Netherlands) as permanent beneficiaries. She chose these organisations for their active contribution to the promotion of human rights worldwide and development aid worldwide.

Once a year, on World Human Rights Day, both organisations receive a check for 25% of the proceeds of the joint Books 4 Life shops. The other half of our proceeds is donated to a number of smaller, often local charities.

Each year, small-scale projects can apply to be considered for a portion of the proceeds from Books 4 Life sales. In addition, our volunteers nominate charities.

A good book for a good purpose

Our 2021 donations to local charities

We have donoated 'our' part of our proceeds over 2021 to 3 local charities:

two times €3100 for:

There are over 1 million people in the Netherlands who experience the consequences of poverty on a daily basis. Stichting Armoedefonds Nederland is committed to limiting the consequences of poverty and to combating poverty in the Netherlands.

Many people with financial problems depend on the help of local organizations. Stichting Armoedefonds gives financial support to these local organizations.

Two initiatives from Eindhoven of Foundation Poverty Fund will each receive a donation from Books 4 Life Eindhoven from our income over 2021 (web pages in Dutch):


€3100 for:

Foundation #Awesome clothing exchange studio, at Bloemfonteinstraat 62 in Eindhoven, is there for everyone. Whether you have a small budget, want to store sustainably or just love pre-loved clothing.

#Awesome works with received clothing that is refurbished, put on display in the store or recycled. All this is done by an enthusiastic group of volunteers.

Besides a love for clothes and sustainability, #Awesome also has a social objective. If necessary, people can get free clothing from this store. And they organize for example the 'Crochet and Knitting Café'. There, 'meeting' is paramount. It is open to anyone who likes to crochet, knit, embroider, macrame, or whatever.