In celebration of National Summer Learning Day, First Book was lucky enough to bring 150,000 brand-new books to the National Mall to stuff into backpacks going to children in need all over the country. Seeing the the hundreds of volunteers that came out to support our efforts was a moving and inspiring sight. Thanks to the hard work of all those involved, we were able to provide 50,000 children with 3 brand-new books of their own for the summer.
Our goal is to get 2 MILLION BOOKS to underprivileged kids throughout the country this summer. If you know of any programs or schools that serve underprivileged children, have them register with us to get books to their students (http://www.firstbook.org/receive-books).
Please check out some of the photos and video that captures the fun and excitement of our distribution: