Books for Africa celebrates 25th year "fighting the book famine" on continent; has sent 28 million books, as well as law libraries and computers.
"Twenty-five years ago, Tom Warth walked into a library in Jinja, Uganda, and was shocked to find rows of empty shelves. Upon returning to Minnesota, he organized a shipment of several mailbags of books from Minnesota donors. That gesture evolved into the creation of a nonprofit, Books for Africa, which is now the largest donor of textbooks and library books to the continent. Since 1988, the St. Paul-based nonprofit started by Warth has shipped more than 28 million books to 49 countries. There are no plans to slow down." -- Jean Hopfensperger, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune