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How To Fundraise For Books & Resources With First Book: “The Main Event”

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This will require planning, support, and input from your school/program community. Whether you opt for a bake sale, selling concessions during a school event or something more creative, there are plenty of options to generate funds to purchase the resources you

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Announcing the First Book Needs Index

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We at First Book are proud to announce the First Book Needs Index: a new research tool that works to combine public and proprietary data in new ways in order to identify areas lacking resources and affecting kids in need. An interactive and dynamic

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A Prescription For Success

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Today’s guest blog post is an excerpt from avid reader Jacquelyn Adams. She is currently in medical school where she is pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. Education has always been an important issue for Jacquelyn. She lends her

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It’s Back to School Week!

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We had an awesome summer and we hope you did too! The highlight of our summer was our record-breaking distribution of two million books throughout the country in preparation for the new school year. Two million books sounds like a

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A Day On, Not A Day Off

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Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’ — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Do you have any volunteer or community service plans for Martin Luther King Day? If so, share them with us in

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Happy Holidays from First Book

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We have been offering some holiday shopping suggestions for you on our blog this week. But it’s Christmas Eve, and we are all out of gift ideas. If you are considering one last trip to the mall, take a moment

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The Gifts of Hope

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We were happy to see that Nicholas Kristof mentioned First Book in his Sunday New York Times column on charitable organizations that do important and innovative work but don’t always get a lot of attention. What a difference it makes

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Thank You Thursday

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This week’s thank you is brought to you by the preschoolers at Kipapa Elementary.

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First Book on Fox News

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Check out FOX News’ recent report on First Book and Martha’s Table, the soup kitchen where our president and CEO, Kyle Zimmer, first realized the incredible need for books in low-income communities.  The report focuses on how these two organizations

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Thank You Thursday

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This week’s thank you is brought to you by the  students at Highlands Elementary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who received books through First Book’s partnership with Target. First Book and Target have come together to place up to two million new

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