Books Donated To
African Universities
Micro-loans
Given
$
Donations to
Non-Profits
$
Books Reused
& Recycled

Textbooks for Change provides affordable and accessible educational materials to students both locally and abroad.

We donate thousands of post-secondary textbooks to African universities annually, as well as allocate 50% of proceeds from all books sold to entrepreneurs across the world in the form of microfinance loans. We also help fund socially purposed student clubs on campuses across canada through our textbook collection drives.

For every textbook donated, you positively impact students around the world. Book by Book. 

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STEP 1.

Post-secondary textbooks are collected in dropboxes and from student club collection drives. Information on dropbox locations can be seen below.

STEP 2.

More than 50% of the textbooks are sent to African Universities in a sponsored crate or recycled if they can no longer be used.

STEP 3.

Remaining books are catalogued and stored at the Textbooks for Change warehouse in London, Ontario. Books are then sold online at affordable prices and shipped across the country.

STEP 4.

50% of proceeds from dropboxes are used to provide micro-loans to entrepreneurs around the world.

50% of proceeds from club collection drives will be donated directly to the club.

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OUR STORY

In 2013, Chris Janssen traveled to East Africa to teach at the University of Finance and Banking in Kigali, Rwanda. Upon his arrival, Janssen noticed a deficit in the educational material that was available to these institutions, as large groups of students were often sharing a single photocopied textbook.  Knowing that there were thousands of used textbooks back in Canada that remained unused, Janssen saw an opportunity to collect these textbooks and sustainably redistribute them to students in need. This became the driving force that helped Chris Janssen and business partner Tom Hartford cultivate Textbooks for Change into the sustainable social venture it is today.

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OUR IMPACT

OUR KIVA PAGE

24,000

Books Donated To African Universities

$69,300

Micro-loans Given

$37,600

Donations to Non-Profits

DROPBOX LOCATIONS

Click the map to see all locations!

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INQUIRIES

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