First Book Brings Books to Kids in Bethlehem, Pa.

“What a great program today! The smiles on the children’s faces when they received their books; the excitement they had getting the First Book shirts, and how proud they were wearing them; seeing the enthusiasm of the volunteers reading to the students … Thank you for the program and putting more books in our children’s hands.” — MaryAnn Amato , VTCS teacher

Students at the Vitalistic Therapeutic Charter School in Bethlehem, PA, at a reading party sponsored by First Book and C&S Wholesale GrocersLast week, First Book staffers went to visit Vitalistic Therapeutic Charter School (VTCS) in Bethlehem, Pa., where each student received three brand-new books of their own. VTCS also received a $1,000 credit for the First Book Marketplace to fill the shelves of their library.

VTCS is one of 60 schools and programs in the Lehigh Valley serving low-income children that received grants. Altogether, 10,000 new books will go to Lehigh Valley schools, all paid for through the grants (made possible by our friends at C&S Wholesale Grocers).

The First Book team had a great time with the kids from VTCS, and so did all the local C&S Wholesale Grocers employees who showed up. We even made the news.

Students at the Vitalistic Therapeutic Charter School in Bethlehem, PA, at a reading party sponsored by First Book and C&S Wholesale Grocers

Students at the Vitalistic Therapeutic Charter School in Bethlehem, PA, at a reading party sponsored by First Book and C&S Wholesale Grocers

Students at the Vitalistic Therapeutic Charter School in Bethlehem, PA, at a reading party sponsored by First Book and C&S Wholesale Grocers

Students at the Vitalistic Therapeutic Charter School in Bethlehem, PA, at a reading party sponsored by First Book and C&S Wholesale Grocers

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2 comments on “First Book Brings Books to Kids in Bethlehem, Pa.
  1. Gina Goff says:

    Providing books to the Lehigh Valley community — especially to these very special kids and the teaching teams at the Charter — is important to us. We’re proud to partner with First Book to make this happen!

  2. Brian Minter Brian Minter says:

    Thanks, Gina! We love being able to help the teachers who are doing the hard work, and we couldn’t have done that in PA without C&S’s support.