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Textbooks for Change provides students inexpensive textbooks and gives them an opportunity to help others around the world.

We donate thousands of books to African Universities every year, as well as allocating 50% of our proceeds from book sales directly to micro-finance loans and mentorship to entrepreneurs.

Help us change the world- one book at a time

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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 first years looking for affordable alternatives to the book store. After this small trial run, about $500 was raised for the two causes. Janssen then began to brainstorm different ways a model like this could have an even bigger impact, and Textbooks for Change was born.

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OUR IMPACT

OUR KIVA PAGE

$1,700

DONATED TO NON-PROFITS

$18,000

micro loans given to entrepreneurs across the world

15,000

donated textbooks to African Universities

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