The charities of Books 4 Life

Fourty percent of the proceeds of the Books 4 Life stores goes to charities that the founder of Books 4 Life has chosen.

The other sixty percent goes to smaller projects chosen by our shop's volunteers.

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 each 20% of the proceeds of the joint Books 4 Life shops.

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 2022 donations to local charities

We have donoated 'our' part of our proceeds over 2022 to 4 local charities:

€4320 for:

There are over 1 million people in the Netherlands who experience the consequences of poverty on a daily basis.

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

The Armoedefonds project we have chosen is the Schoolspullenpas (web pages in Dutch).

€4320 for:
In their little store at the Kloosterdreef in Eindhoven (newspaper article in Dutch you can buy second hand clothes.

De Kledingzolder has no aim to make profit, just to not have negative finances. Thedy like to sell there stuff as cheap as they possibly can, so that people who have to make ends meet on a (very) small budget can buy their clothes there.

€ 4320 for:
The volunteer-run Caritas, among other activities, gives small contributions to families on a minimum budget and to single elderly people who no longer have close relatives.

They also provide a "listening ear" to listen to the problems of these families and singles and offer possible solutions. During the Christmas period, Caritas provides extra parcels to be distributed to the neediest families in the Woensel district.

€ 4320 for:
A clear choice, given the current situation in the world.

Among other things, Vredesburo Eindhoven plays a very active role in providing peace education for schools in the region, and is also involved in all kinds of initiatives that promote peace.