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Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Humanities

Mission: First Book provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books. An innovative leader in social enterprise, First Book has distributed more than 80 million free and low cost books in thousands of communities. First Book now has offices in the U.S. and Canada. For more information about the nonprofit First Book please visit www.firstbook.org.

Results: First Book has distributed over 80 million books to children from low-income communities.

Geographic areas served: United States and Canada

Programs: The First Book Marketplace is an award-winning Web site that offers high-quality books at deeply discounted prices exclusively to programs serving children in need. The First Book National Book Bank allows us to distributed large-scale donations of books from publishers to programs serving low-income children, free of charge. First Book's national network of local Advisory Boards raise funds to provide book grants to schools and programs in their communities.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Tami A.

Board Member

Rating: 4

I am a First Book Tucson Board member. I joined First Book Tucson because I wanted to give back for all the benefits that I have received through signing up with First Book. I coordinate the Reach Out and Read program at El Rio Community Health Center in Tucson Arizona. Many of our patients do not get exposed to books any other way than through the Reach Out and Read program and the books that I have available for all children in the waiting room. First Book lets me continue the magic of owning a new book and the joy of reading. Our volunteers are so happy to give books to the children and the children are so excited to actually keep the books.