Books Abroad SCIO

Fixing Our Leaky Roof

We urgently need a new roof on our Books Abroad HQ to keep our books dry and our volunteer operations running to meet demand! Help us keep our books dry and continue our mission to send books from Scotland to projects around the world.

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC011359)

Check mark Match funded

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16 days




  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


We urgently need a new roof on our warehouse at our Books Abroad HQ in the north-east of Scotland to keep our books dry, our operations running and our volunteers warm. Our building has been home for many years but weather constantly fights against us, eroding our roof and risking halting our operations.


We aim to replace the roof with a suitable cost effective, sustainable and weather proof solution and will seek competitive tenders to carry out this work. While some disruption is expected to our operations, replacing the roof is the most viable long term solution for our ageing building to give us the guarantee of a weatherproof, warm and safe environment within our warehouse for our many volunteers who work at our HQ every week.

  • If you give one book to one child in the country, you give to the whole nation.

    — Kennedy Mandaza, Tsatse Secondary School, Zimbabwe

  • We have always found it difficult to get the books we so badly need and in the quantity that would make a difference. The shipment from Books Abroad has drastically improved our situation.

    — Juliet Johnston School, New Tafo-Akim, Eastern Region

  • Education of the youth can only be guaranteed through the relentless efforts of good people like all of you at Books Abroad.

    — W A Davis, Headteacher

  • Most people are educated through the use of books. In our everyday life, people are being employed because they learn how to read.

    — Precious Mabhiza, Zimbabwe