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 2020 donations to local charities


€2350 for:

Many people struggle to make ends meet financially, which leaves little money to buy toys for the kids. 'Speelcadeau Eindhoven' wants to do something about this.

Throughout the year, Speelcadeau collects good (used) toys and passes these on to children from families in the Eindhoven region who are struggling financially. We have toys for children up to twelve years old.

€2350 for:

't Hemeltje is a welcoming, open place in the city for homeless people.

A place where there is space, where you can find a listening ear with your story, your concerns and questions.



€2350 for:
Every week the residents and dedicated volunteers of Emmaus Eindhoven work for you to make the market look tip top again. "The market looks nice every time" is one of the things we often hear from customers who come every week but also from all the new customers and we as Emmaus Eindhoven Team are very happy about this and it makes us all very proud to be a part of this.