Donating is the fastest, simplest way to help. Donors have already helped us create and give away thousands of beautiful books to children. You can use a card, SnapScan or an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to make a donation. Book Dash is a registered Public Benefit Organisation and can provide you with a tax-deductible donation certificate (details below) should you request it.
Pay with a card
Click a donation button below, and your card payment will be processed by PayFast (it’s completely secure and very easy).
Pay with SnapScan
Use SnapScan? Just scan the code on the SnapScan app to donate.
Pay by EFT
You can deposit straight into our bank account. Unless you really need to be anonymous, please use your name in your payment reference, and let us know you’ve made a deposit.
Name: Book Dash
Bank: First National Bank
Account number: 62492593118
Branch: Claremont (215 Main Road, Claremont, Cape Town 7708)
Branch code: 200109
Account type: Business cheque/current account
SWIFT code for international payments: FIRNZAJJ
Please send payment confirmations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(International donors: South Africa does not use the IBAN system. Payments can be made instead with the account number, branch code, and SWIFT code. We’ll soon add credit card donations via PayPal, we’re waiting for them to process our non-profit status.)
Book Dash is a Public Benefit Organisation with Section 18A status. This means we can give you a certificate that makes your donation tax-deductible in South Africa. When you donate, please let us know if you need a certificate.
To qualify for a certificate, donations for section 18A purposes must be bona fide donations. According to the regulations: “A bona fide donation is a voluntary, gratuitous gift disposed of by the donor out of liberality or generosity, where the donee is enriched and the donor impoverished. There may be no quid pro quo, no reciprocal obligations and no personal benefit for the donor. If the donee gives any consideration at all it is not a donation. The donor may not impose conditions which could enable him or any connected person in relation to himself to derive some direct or indirect benefit from the application of the donation.”