“Working with Textbooks for Change was a great experience; the campaign allowed us to collect more money for Shinerama this year than we ever thought possible. The response we received from the campus community was incredible, and in only a few short weeks, we were able to raise $16,000 through the textbook drive. ”
Run a Textbook Drive
Raise Funds and Support Multiple Causes.
Are you looking to raise funds on campus with a club or charity? We’ve worked with over 75 campus initiatives and helped provide over $100,000 to organizations that run textbook drives!
Run a fundraiser on your campus with Textbooks for Change. A portion of the proceeds from the drive go to your initiative AND you support campuses in East Africa.
5 steps to running a book drive.
Assemble your team, brainstorm ideas, and create a plan.
Spread the word using social media, word-of-mouth, posters, and announcements.
Collect textbooks door-to-door and on campus.
Contact us and we pick up the collected textbooks.
You receive a comprehensive impact report and a donation to your club from used textbooks sales.
Raise Funds Locally
Create Impact Globally
Sign-up now and we will be in touch to get you started!
“Just being around the people involved in Textbooks for Change is incredibly energizing and motivating. We have created a team that is full of new ideas, drive, dedication, and so much more. I consider myself lucky to be involved with such an incredible cause and group of people.”
Host a Dropbox on Your Campus
Are you a faculty/staff member on campus? Hosting a dropbox is a great (and easy!) way to champion social impact on your campus. We’d love to chat more!
1. Collect Textbooks
Enable your students and staff to donate used textbooks they no longer need.
2. Create Impact
We turn those textbooks into opportunities for students around the world.
3. Share Your Story
We share semesterly impact reports that highlight the amazing work being done on your campus.
Join 30+ Campuses in North America by hosting a dropbox.
Champion Change on Campus
“Working with Textbooks for Change was fantastic. They were flexible, responsive to questions, and a pleasure to work with. It’s rare when a project does so much good while taking so little effort on the part of the University. I wholeheartedly recommend working with Textbooks for Change and see them as a model for the future.”
Join our Team.
Start a meaningful career. We are a small team with big hearts. We are always looking for great people to help us achieve our ambitious goals (and have some fun along the way!). Before starting Textbooks for Change, here is what we were up to:
- We’ve led the operations of social enterprises in Kenya
- We’ve done research and consulting for the United Nations
- We’ve scaled and operated multi-million dollar businesses
- We’ve led some of the largest student clubs and fundraisers in Canada
We are not currently hiring, but let us know where you excel and we will get in touch!
18 Team Members
We have 18 passionate and hardworking team members across Ontario.
Toronto & Hamilton
We work out of a co-working space in the heart of Toronto and a warehouse in Hamilton.
We have been growing 300% YoY and have no intention of slowing down.
Browse over 15,000 affordable used textbooks.
About 20% of the textbooks we collect are sold back to students across North America, with a portion of the proceeds funding socially-purposed initiatives on campus and in the community.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact form.