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Reconnecting McDowell: First Book Joins the Effort to Rescue a West Virginia Community

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“Our kids don’t get to have dreams, aspirations, hopes. They can’t even think about college; it’s not in their minds. That’s why these books are so important. Books are the beginning of everything. You learn about other places, you learn

Posted in Education, First Book Events, First Book Partners, Impact Stories, Teachers, 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

Country Roads, Take Me Home: First Book Goes All Out for West Virginia Kids

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“Our kids don’t get to have dreams, aspirations, hopes. They can’t even think about college; it’s not in their minds. That’s why these books are so important. Books are the beginning of everything. You learn about other places, you learn

Posted in Book Distributions, Book Recipients, First Book Events, First Book Partners, Teachers, Volunteers

How First Book Gained an Army of Warehouse Workers …

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We move a lot of books at First Book. Over five million books last year, to schools and programs serving kids from low-income communities, and those cases of books are HEAVY. Sometimes people assume we have a warehouse somewhere, maybe

Posted in Book Distributions, First Book Partners

Andrea and Nicole’s Big First Book WV Adventure!

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Not wanting to compete with Oprah and Gail’s 11 day, 3,600 mile trip across the country, we kept it simple!  We hit the road, for a 3 day, 900 mile trip through the Mountain State of West Virginia!  Our primary

Posted in Advisory Boards, Book Recipients

Department of Education Grant to Benefit Programs in Maine and West Virginia

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Thanks to the support of U.S. Senator Susan Collins (Maine) and U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (West Virginia), First Book received grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Education to provide new books to children in

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