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It’s Raining Books in Milwaukee

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Last week First Book  distributed close to one million books in Seattle and  Minneapolis. This week, we have a team in Milwaukee, Wisconsin distributing 420,000 books to programs and schools that serve kids in need. Of those 420,000 books, more than

Posted in Book Distributions, Volunteers

One Million Books in Just Ten Days: Minneapolis!

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First Book staff and volunteers are working overtime this week to distribute over one million brand-new books to schools and programs serving kids in need across the country. This week, we have a team in Seattle, distributing 350,000 new books,

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One Million Books in Just Ten Days: Seattle!

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First Book staff and volunteers are lining ’em up and knocking ’em down this week as we work to distribute over one million brand-new books to schools and programs serving kids in need across the country. There are 350,000 new

Posted in Book Distributions, Book Recipients, First Book Partners, National Book Bank, Volunteers

One Million Books in Just Ten Days

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UPDATES! Pictures! Cute Kids, Smiling Volunteers and Boxes of Books How Things Went in Seattle How Things Went in Minneapolis How Things Went in Milwaukee The Final Tally Want to get involved in our next book distribution? Click here to

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Have You Thanked a Volunteer Today?

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This week is National Volunteer Week … so be sure to take a moment to thank your friends and neighbors who volunteer their time and energy to improve the lives of the people in our communities. First Book was founded

Posted in Advisory Boards, Books & Reading, Volunteers

Kids Are Eager to Read: Just Add Books

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First Book was part of all kinds of great events across the country for Read Across America Day on Friday, including a tremendous partnership in the city of Newark. Working with some great local nonprofits, we were able to provide

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Book Distributions, Book Recipients, First Book Events, First Book Partners, Impact Stories, Volunteers

Creating Success Stories for 20 Years

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Twenty years ago I was volunteering every week at a soup kitchen in Washington, D.C., where I met the most amazing children and families. As I got to know them, I saw how much they had to struggle, but I

Posted in Advisory Boards, Book Recipients, Books & Reading, Social Entrepreneurship, Teachers, Volunteers

Happy Friendiversary! Mo Willems and First Book Join Forces to Bring New Books to New Orleans Kids

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Today is Friendiversary, when we celebrate the anniversary of our friendships. Think of one of your oldest and dearest friends. When did you first meet? How did you meet? That story is the story of your Friendiversary. First Book is

Posted in Advisory Boards, Authors & Illustrators, Book Recipients, Books & Reading, First Book Events, First Book Partners, Volunteers

We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You

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We had a great year at First Book, thanks to the help of supporters like you. Together, we’re transforming the lives of millions of children in need by ensuring they have new books of their own to read. I want

Posted in Book Distributions, Book Recipients, Books & Reading, Kyle Zimmer, Marketplace, National Book Bank, Teachers, Volunteers

It’s Not Too Late to Give New Books to Kids in Need

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Sunday is New Year’s Day, which means a lot of taking stock, figuring out what you want to do and how to finish all the things you meant to do last year. We hope that one of the things you

Posted in Books & Reading, Philanthropy, Volunteers