Ways to donate

Become a Sustaining Donor

Your support is the lifeblood of Lubuto! When you set up a recurring donation, either by bank billpayer service or credit card, we can better plan for the future. Please consider joining the Lubuto family as a sustaining supporter—making a transformative commitment to Africa’s children as a monthly donor.

Donate Online

Make a Gift by Mail or Through Your Bank’s Billpayer Service

Please send donations to:

Lubuto Library Partners
5614 Connecticut Ave., NW #368
Washington, DC 20015

+1 (202) 558-5609

Matching Gifts

Many employers have matching gift programs for charitable contributions made by their employees. Gifts from employees’ spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match. Check with your employer to see if your donation to Lubuto Library Partners can be matched.

Stock Contributions

Gifts of stock or other appreciated assets yield a profound benefit for the communities we serve and are often a better option for realizing the tax benefits of your giving. Please contact Katherine DeFord at lubuto@verizon.net or (202) 558-5609 when making a gift of securities to ensure proper acknowledgment. Our brokerage account is with TD Ameritrade.

Account name: Lubuto Library Partners (Tax ID #: 13-4294962)
Account number: 493381439
Depository Transfer Check (DTC) number: 0188

IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are 70 1/2-years-old or older and have a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA), an IRA rollover is a savvy way to make a gift and support Lubuto. IRA charitable rollovers give you the opportunity to transfer up to $100,000 each year without it being treated as taxable income. For your gift to qualify:

  • You must be 70 ½ or older at the time of your gift.

  • The transfer must go directly from your IRA to Lubuto Library Partners.

  • Your total annual IRA gift(s) cannot exceed $100,000.

  • Your gift must be made to Lubuto by December 31.

  • Your gift must be outright. IRA Charitable Rollover gifts to donor-advised funds or life-income vehicles, such as charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts, are not allowed.

Please contact your IRA Administrator to ensure that all necessary steps are completed to finalize your charitable distribution. We also encourage you to consult with your tax advisor when considering this type of gift.

Bequest Contributions

A bequest involves providing a gift to Lubuto in your will and is one of the simplest ways to support the organization’s future.

To leave a bequest to Lubuto Library Partners, please use the following language: “I give, devise, and bequeath [insert amount or name of gift] to Lubuto Library Partners (EIN 13-4294962) located at 5614 Connecticut Ave., NW, #368, Washington, DC 20015.”

Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designation

Changing your beneficiary designation to include Lubuto Library Partners is as simple as filling out a beneficiary form from your plan provider. You may receive significant tax savings by naming a charity as a beneficiary of your retirement plan rather than a non-charity.


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Lubuto every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to us!

On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you will need to select Lubuto Library Partners to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

If you use a Chrome web browser, you can install this handy Smile Always extension which redirects you to smile.amazon.com every time you type amazon.com into your browser.

Reach Out to Your Networks

Please invite your friends, family and colleagues to learn more about Lubuto. Check out Voices of Lubuto and our stories page to see how Lubuto libraries transforms lives, and how one person’s support truly makes the world a better place.

Interested in fundraising for Lubuto? Please contact Katherine DeFord at lubuto@verizon.net or (202) 558-5609 to learn more. We greatly appreciate any and all support!

Lubuto Library Partners is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) public charity and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.