Books and Bread for Kenya
(BBK) has been a registered non profit making charity since 2008, showing Gods love to the people of Kenya in a practical way.
This non profit making charity based in Chester-Le-Street, County Durham, supports two orphanages, a rescue centre, a hospital, three Kenyan villages and many individuals in desperate need.
No one in the UK or in Kenya is paid a wage and this is how BBK is able to support so many people in need.
BBK Charity Shop
Opened on 27th Nov 2018, BBK's beautiful new shop is located 144 Front Street, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3AY.
Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm and is ran completely by a team of dedicated volunteers.
All donations are accepted from books, DVD's, CD's, all types of clothing, children's toys and bric-a-brac - Simply drop off your items to our shop during opening hours, alternatively the Old Market Hall car park is to the rear of the shop, you can ring the door bell to unload donations there.
Our shop remains our main source of income; thank you for all donations, large and small, your purchases and your continuing support. BBK also support gift aid, please ask for more details.
If you are interested to know why BBK wants to share God's love, please call in and ask for Mary on a Tuesday or Maureen on a Wednesday.
Visit us at
144 Front Street, Chester-Le-Street, Co. Durham, DH3 3AY
What has God been doing through BBK?
At BBK we support the development of four main projects plus communities and individuals on a needs basis.
With the trusted persons in Kenya, the BBK trustees work together to ensure all funds are put towards improving the basic conditions of so many in need.
The children BBK care for are provided with an education, books, uniforms and shoes. Continual support is given to those who have achieved high grades and wish to progress through university or college education.
Discover more below and get in touch to stay up to date regarding our latest efforts.
Your support is important to our work at Books and Bread for Kenya. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission.
Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.
News & Events
Royal Tea Party Fundraiser to build a new orphanage in Kenya
30th June 2018
100 guests joined together on the most glorious day at Chester Le Street Cricket Club for a Royal Tea Party. With tickets priced at £15 a head (£5 per ticket was donated to BBK), guest were entertained with live music and table side magician, David Taylor. Scrumptious homemade tea was served and guests enjoyed a good giggle with Wayne Bond, Heart radio DJ who hosted our fabulous auction, with prizes donated from companies local and nationwide. A whopping £3010 was raised to which we are so thankful. All funds will be put towards building the new Jesus Healing Ministry orphanage.
Charity Fashion Show Hosted by the Ladies at Bethany City Church Sunderland
9th June 2018
For the 2nd year running this fabulous fashion show proved to be a spectacular event. Utilising clothes donated to BBK, the models on the catwalk really knew how to strut their stuff. During the interval guests enjoyed homemade cakes and the tension built over who would be quick enough to snap up the Hugo Boss shirt or Monsoon maxi dress.
Alongside the fashion show, a sale table was available with beautiful items from the BBK store and a short presentation was given by trustee Maureen Nevitt, who took us through the projects BBK serve. The event brought in a combined total of £1667 which was wonderful achievement by all.
A Gift in Kind - Alternative present giving at Christmas
1st December 2018
Feed a needy Kenyan village over Christmas.
Our specially designed cards could be purchased and given to another, instead of buying a Christmas present. This project proved extremely popular, especially as thank you gifts to school teachers and socking fillers for those who seem to have everything. The entire profits were used to feed a needy Kenyan village over Christmas.
Cards are available to purchase at anytime - please contact us for more information.
*Cost of card production 61p. Cards sold for £5 with £4.39 per card sale given to BBK to purchase food the village.