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Meet Keondra, A Formerly Reluctant Reader

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I want to tell you a story about Keondra. In a few days, Keondra will start second grade at Harrowgate Elementary School in Chester, Virginia. She cannot wait to be back in the classroom. When she began elementary school, Keondra

Posted in Impact Stories, Your Stories

You Made This Happen: 213,802 Books in the Hands of Kids

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That’s right. Thanks to everyone who donated to First Book over the holiday season – and thanks to a generous matching offer from our friends at Disney – First Book was able to provide 213,802 brand-new, high-quality books to schools

Posted in Book Recipients, Books & Reading, First Book Partners, First Book Supporters

Heartfelt’s Holiday Season Gears Up with First Book

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The concept is simple: companies and individuals purchase their holiday greeting cards from Heartfelt Charity Cards, an e-commerce based retailer of charity greeting cards, and 10% of each card sale benefits First Book. The result is significant: over the past

Posted in General, Philanthropy