Here's How to Get Rid of Your Old Books While Doing a Good Deed

We know you've got a pile that you've been meaning to donate.

(SPOT.ph) Every time you set out to clean, the same thing happens: You just can't bear the thought of putting your old childhood books in the bin. From school textbooks to beloved fairy tales and YA novels, they all still spark joy. So here's one way to get rid of them that won't hurt as much: Grab Philippines will help you donate your books and hopefully spread that joy to kids around the country!

Under GrabBuklat, drivers will pick up your books and take them to donation centers around the Metro. The service is available every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until September 25 so go ahead and dust off your bookshelves—you know Marie Kondo would approve. 

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To donate, open up the app, input your pick-up point and type down GrabBuklat in the destination. You can choose from five drop-off points in the Metro: Greenfield District in Mandaluyong City; Fisher Mall in Quezon City; Fun Ranch in Pasig City; Market! Market! Mall in Taguig City; and Wilcon IT Hub in Makati City. Just be sure to do it within the scheduled time. Plus, note that the maximum weight for the books is 20 kilos.

If you've got story books and reference books from fourth to sixth grade levels, as well as young adult books for kids from 10 to 16 years old just lying around, then feel free to just drop them in a bag and send them off. Grab has also promised to match the total fares used for the GrabBuklat service to buy supplies for select schools. 

Grab teamed up with Teach for the Philippines, a non-profit organization that focuses on giving all Filipino children access to education, for this project. "We aim to use our technology- and community-leadership in providing meaningful learning to young minds, and help them be more and do more in the service of the Filipino people," said Grab Philippines president Brian Cu in a statement. 

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UPDATED (2 p.m.): Due to an overwhelming response, Grab Philippines has extended the operating hours of Grab Buklat. The article has been updated.

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