Do you want to donate your pre-loved books after reading or using them but can’t find a place to send them? Grab has got you covered. Users of the ridesharing application may donate their books to those in need through the GraBuklat app.
With its partnership with Teach for the Philippines, Grab users may donate their pre-loved or unused books through the GraBuklat app from September 18 to 25 from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. The books will be picked up by the transport company’s riders and will be dropped off at the nearest GraBuklat donation points.
The proceeds of the fares collected from the GraBuklat app will be used to purchase school supplies for the partner schools. This initiative, according to Grab Philippines president Brian Cu, aims to educate and shape the minds of young Filipinos into becoming future leaders of the country.
Grab Philippines indicated the types of books that can be donated: storybooks and reference books for ages six to 10 years old, young adult books for ages 10 to 16, and reference books for high school students. The book donation service is only available within Grab’s servicing areas, and the maximum total package weight allowed is 20kgs.
Apart from donating books, Grab Philippines is also conducting other corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs such as GrabIgib that helped alleviate the recent water crisis in some parts of Metro Manila; GrabBayanihan, in which the ride-sharing company sent relief goods for the victims of a fire in Cebu and an earthquake in Pampanga. Grab Philippines also partnered with HOPE for a building classroom project, and with Teach for the Philippines for the deployment of six teaching fellows in Marikina City.