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33,000 Books to Kids! So what?

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From everyone at First Book, a hearty welcome and a sincere ‘thank you’ to all our new followers on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, and an equally heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all our supporters and partners who shared last week’s social

Posted in Book Recipients, Education, First Book Partners, Literacy, Social Entrepreneurship, Teachers

A Click of the Mouse = A Book to a Kid!

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If you grew up with books of your own at home, you know what a powerful impact they had on your life. But kids from low-income families typically have no books of their own at home, and few, if any,

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners

More Books to Kids! Help First Book Win $10,000 from The Case Foundation

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The Case Foundation is celebrating the end of summer with a back-to-school sweepstakes on Facebook. The winning nonprofit will receive $10,000. So if you want to help First Book get more books to more kids, visit the Case Foundation’s Facebook

Posted in Philanthropy, Social Entrepreneurship

Become a Fan of Your Local First Book Advisory Board

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First Book Advisory Boards across the country recently participated in the Facebook 30 Day Challenge where they created Facebook Fan and Cause pages to spread the word about the extraordinary work they’re doing in their communities.  First Book Advisory Boards

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Join the Cheerios 6 Million Minute Read-A-Thon!

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Thanks to the Cheerios® Read-A-Thon, now when you read together with your child, you can help provide a new book to a child in need. Through the Read-A-Thon, Cheerios is encouraging individuals to pledge to read to your kids for

Posted in Books & Reading, Literacy, Nonprofit Technology, Philanthropy

Target Shares the love with the United Way and the United Through Reading Military Program!

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The New Orleans Saints were not the only winners this Super Bowl season. Thanks to the innovative “Target Super Senders” Facebook campaign, two of First Book’s great nonprofit partners were also big winners. The campaign, which kicked-off on January 31

Posted in Book Recipients, First Book Partners, Literacy, Philanthropy

Novel Ways to Support First Book in the New Year!

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It’s a brand new year and at First Book we’ve already started getting new books to kids in need. Want to join us? There are lots of ways you can get involved! Click Click on The Literacy Site Every Day:

Posted in General, Literacy