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Books for Kids and Hope for a Community


In Forsyth County, North Carolina, H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat) of Winston-Salem knows there are people in the community who care about kids. H.O.P.E.’s mission is to use community-wide volunteer support to bring nutritious weekend meals to children who are

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Posted in Books & Reading, Expert Voices, Family Engagement, First Book, First Book Partners, Impact Stories, Inspiring Stories, More Than Books, Stories for All

Just How Many Books Can Volunteers Get to Kids in One Year?

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New homes, a birthday party and a seaplane … what do these have in common? These are all ways that First Book volunteers got books to kids in need this year. First Book has a network of dedicated and passionate

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Harley Riders Raise Money for Books to Kids

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Who knew Harley riders and Harriet the Spy could go together? On August 10 the second annual Children’s Literacy Motorcycle Run was held, sponsored by Chuck’s Harley Davidson, Coldwell Banker, and the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club, among others.  With the campaign

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First Book Celebrates AmeriCorps Week!


This week, many of our partners and recipient groups are celebrating AmeriCorps Week to recognize the service of the AmeriCorps members working within their organizations to elevate the quality of education for the children they serve. Here at First Book,

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Have You Thanked a Volunteer Today?

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This week is National Volunteer Week … so be sure to take a moment to thank your friends and neighbors who volunteer their time and energy to improve the lives of the people in our communities. First Book was founded

Posted in Advisory Boards, Books & Reading, Volunteers

Wanted: West Virginia Volunteers

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First Book has been working hard to get new books to West Virginia kids this year. We distributed over 300,000 books to children from low-income families, and we joined forces with the American Federation of Teachers to ensure that those

Posted in Advisory Boards, Teachers, Volunteers

Barclays Brings Books to Kids in Need

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Today’s guest blog post is from Julia Falkenstern, a Strategic Alliances coordinator at First Book. Julia works with corporate partners like Barclays, KPMG and Pi Beta Phi to ensure that children from low-income families throughout the country have the opportunity to

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Events, First Book Partners, Marketplace

Thank you so much …

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This week is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and we want to take a moment to say “Thank you!” to all the First Book volunteers – the interns who give their time and knowledge at the First Book offices, the volunteers

Posted in Advisory Boards, Around the First Book Office, Volunteers

First Book at the Gramercy School in NYC

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On Thursday, some of our staffers met up with volunteers from Barclays Capital for a reading event at the YAI Network‘s Gramercy School in New York City. The preschool serves children ages 3-5 who have developmental disabilities and/or learning delays.

Posted in Education, First Book Partners, Marketplace

Ten Cool Things First Book Did in 2010

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2010 was a big year for First Book, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks to our friends, fans, and generous supporters, we have a lot to celebrate. Here are some of the cool things you helped make

Posted in Advisory Boards, Authors & Illustrators, Book Distributions, Book Recipients, First Book Partners, Marketplace, STEM