Books Donated To
African Universities
0
Micro-loans
Given
$0
Donations to
Non-Profits
$0
Books Reused
& Recycled
0

Textbooks for Change provides students with the opportunity to purchase textbooks at an inexpensive price while helping people all across the globe.

We donate thousands of books 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.

Donated books are collected in drop bins and from student club collection drives. Information on drop locations and pick-ups can be seen below

STEP 2.

More than 50% of the donated books are sent to African Universities in a sponsored crate or recycled if they no longer can 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 drop-bins are used to provide micro finance loans and close mentorship to entrepreneurs around the world.

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

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OUR STORY

Chris Janssen was trying to figure out an easy way to raise money for the Terry-Fox/Shinerama campaign at the University of Western Ontario. He came up with a model of collecting used textbooks from previous students, in order to sell them back to other students looking for affordable alternatives to existing purchasing platforms. After this small trial run, about $500 was raised for the two causes. Janssen then began to brainstorm ways to increase the impact an initiative like this one could create. Textbooks for Change was born.

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OUR IMPACT

OUR KIVA PAGE

24,000

Books Donated To African Universities

$45,500

Micro-loans Given

$29,500

Donations to Non-Profits

DROPBOX LOCATIONS

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