Thank you so much …

This week is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and we want to take a moment to say “Thank you!” to all the First Book volunteers – the interns who give their time and knowledge at the First Book offices, the volunteers who come out to our reading parties and book distributions, the high school students and teachers who help us distribute tons of books (literally) each year, and the thousands of members of First Book Advisory Boards all across the country who raise over a million dollars every year to support schools and programs in their local communities.

Thank you!

We couldn’t do it without you.

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2 comments on “Thank you so much …
  1. Ewura-Abena Ahwoi says:

    Hello and Good morning from sunny Ghana in West Africa.

    I am Ewura-Abena Ahwoi, an educationalist interested in children and books. Your website was referred to me by Rita who is in the US.

    I immediately went to your website. There I was all enthused until I read that you only deal with all the states that form the US of A. You are now in Canada.

    Please, if you are in Canada what prevents you from linking up with me in Accra, Ghana? You should visit our rural area and semi-urban areas as well as our children’s libraries to see there is a felt need-the felt need that made you stop your work as a lawyer to form First Book.

    Can you think about my request? The modalities of the relationship can be discussed. I have already thought about it.

    If you normally don’t respond to e-mails could you in this case make an exception by responding to my e-mail?

    Please, please, please, this is not a spam. I am a credible full-blooded human being (female) who worked in education until my retirement in 2006.

    Keep up the good work. Thank you.

    Ewura-Abena Ahwoi.

  2. Brian Minter Brian Minter says:

    Thanks for getting in touch!

    We know there is a great need for the services we provide in other parts of the world, and we hope to someday be able to meet that need. First Book started in the United States and expanded to Canada about five years ago, and we’re currently looking at expanding to India.

    Expansion to Ghana and other parts of Africa is certainly something we’d like to do someday, but we’re not there at present.

    There are other nonprofits you can contact that work with international organizations, like ProLiteracy.

    Good luck, and please let us know how your program is doing.