First Book is Coming to Pittsburgh … And We Need Your Help

First Book needs volunteers in PittsburghFirst Book is coming to Pittsburgh, and we’re looking for volunteers to help us distribute 500,000 new books to schools and programs serving children from low-income families across the country.

The books are in a warehouse in Sewickley, PA (just outside of Pittsburgh), and we need as many volunteers as we can get to help us box them up and ship them out. Most of the help we need is physical labor: lifting, carrying and sorting boxes. We also need help with some less physically-demanding tasks, like labeling boxes and assisting First Book staff.

We need volunteers from 9 am until 4 pm on the following days:

  • Tuesday, May 16
  • Wednesday, May 17
  • Thursday, May 18

You’re welcome to volunteer for the full day or part of the day. We need 15-20 volunteers at all times, so please spread the word about this opportunity and bring your friends, kids, wives, husbands, neighbors, second cousins and co-workers! (Volunteers must be at least 16 years old).

Help us get books to kids who need them!

To volunteer, please contact Anna Taleysnik-Mehta at First Book (e-mail ataleysnik(at) or call us toll-free at 866-READ-NOW).

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