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One Million Books Available Now for Schools and Programs in States Affected by Hurricane Sandy

One Million Books from First Book for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Since Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast last fall, First Book has been working to help local schools, community programs and families rebuild their lost libraries. Now, thanks to our friends at Random House, we have the resources to rebuild

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Affected by Hurricane Sandy? First Book Can Help You Get New Books.

First Book and Hurricane Sandy relief

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A Bucket Full of Change

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Hurricane Sandy caused much devastation to the East Coast. Families lost their homes, buildings were heavily damaged and countless children, families and schools lost libraries full of books. The students at Union Elementary School in Farmington, CT, decided to take

Posted in Book Relief, First Book Supporters, Philanthropy

First Book and AFT Bring a Truckload of Books to Hurricane Sandy Victims

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Last night, four First Book employees, with help from American Federation of Teachers’ volunteers, ventured to a small alley in the financial district of New York City to unload, label and sort 30,000 children’s books for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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New Books for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

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As first-responders are working to provide these families with electricity, water, and other critical resources, First Book—in partnership with our local volunteers and partners—is raising funds to restock school and home libraries. After distributing more than 5 million books in

Posted in Book Distributions, Book Recipients, Book Relief