Who We Are?


Give A Textbook Inc. (GAT) are a Melbourne based not-for-profit charity that actively distributes books throughout the Philippines. One of Give A Textbooks missions is to promote sustainability and environmental awareness through positive change within communities in Australia and the Philippines.

Our Mission


Give A Textbook Inc. (GAT) are a Melbourne based not-for-profit charity that actively distributes books throughout the Philippines. One of Give A Textbooks missions is to promote sustainability and environmental awareness through positive change within communities in Australia and the Philippines.

Our Journey

From humble beginnings to global impact


In 2016, Samantha Bonney founded Give A Textbook Inc. (GAT) to address two concerns, Australia’s growing mountain of books that end up in landfill and the opportunity to touch the lives of thousands of people with the gift of a bette education. Samantha Bonney, whose extended family still resides in the Philippines, discovered during her many visits that there were still Philippine communities that struggled with access to basic literacy.

What makes our charity different?


We specialise in team building across borders via cross cultural collaboration between groups. We incorporate and encourage participants in Australia and the Philippines to work together simultaneously to achieve one goal. Individuals are able to experience first-hand involvement by collecting books, this also allows active engagement with their wider communities by sharing and promoting social and environmental change by recycling books.