Sharing the Joy of Reading with an African Child
for 25 years

Donate Now

OCLF relies on donations and welcomes gifts of any size. Since we are a small organization run entirely by Canadian volunteers, our overhead costs are between 1 – 2%. Your donation will be spent buying books, educational games and building new libraries for African children.

Here is how you can donate:

  1. Cheques made payable to Osu Children’s Library Fund can be mailed to 188 Montrose St, Winnipeg, MB Canada R3M 3M7.
  2. Donations made in Ghana can be deposited into our ‘Osu Library Fund’ cedi account at Ecobank:
    Account # 0010094402027502 (Swift code: ECOCGHAC)
  3. Online monthly or one-time contributions can be made through CanadaHelps, a non-profit organization with a secure website. Canadahelps will NOT reveal donor names to OCLF unless this information is authorized to be shared by the one making the donation.
  4. Payroll deductions are possible through United Way.
  5. Donation of securities should be transferred to:
    Account # 710-32210-11 (Fins # T0091600)
    c/o BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.
    425 – 1st St. SW Calgary, AB Canada T2P 3L8 (Attention: Joanne McLaw)
    A tax receipt will be issued for the security’s selling price on its trading day. Please contact kknowles@mts.net for further information.
  6. Bequests are gratefully received and should be arranged through a lawyer. OCLF’s registered number is 889904264RR0001.
  7. Aeroplan miles can be donated through the following link: https://beyondmiles.aeroplan.com/eng/charity/1030

Library-in-a-bag: Purchase a bag to support deserving library members in Ghana.

These locally-made bags contain eight Ghanaian storybooks, an embroidered towel with “READ” and soap. The cost of one bag is $50.  Please send a cheque payable to Osu Children’s Library Fund to the address noted in #2 above or by credit card through CanadaHelps (indicate Library-in-a-bag)

A tax receipt will be sent to the donor together with an acknowledgement card for the recipient. In the case of an In Memoriam designation, OCLF will send the acknowledgment card directly to the family, if requested to do so.

To date we have given out 1,073 bags!


Donations to honour a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, or In Memoriam, etc.) are acknowledged with a card.