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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

Breakfast With Santa

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Santa may have been busy this holiday season but that didn’t stop him from visiting Los Molinos Unified School District to deliver books to many kids. Students from Los Molinos Elementary School and four other schools in the Northern California area

Posted in Books & Reading, Education, Literacy, Success Stories

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

It’s Not Too Late! You Can Provide New Books for Kids in Need This Christmas

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First Book distributed eight million brand-new books to kids in need this year. That’s a LOT of books, and those books have the power to change a lot of lives. And, with your help, we want to do even more

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

Bears, Beauty, Baked Goods: Shop to Support First Book This Holiday Season

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We hope you’re enjoying the holiday season! The hard-working elves at First Book are doing everything they can to get new books into the hands of kids in need this winter, and you’ve got the chance to do the same.

Posted in First Book Partners

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Reading to Kids in Need

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If you’re like many of us, you grew up in a home filled with books, and so you understand how important it is for children to get excited about books and become enthusiastic, capable readers. But there are 30 million

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

Happy Holiday Thursdays! Introducing Uptown Liz

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The air’s getting a bit chillier, which can only mean one thing: the Holidays are just around the corner.  In gleeful anticipation, every Thursday from now through year’s end, we’ll be dedicating a blog post to all-things holiday. We’re kicking

Posted in Books & Reading