What Do We Want for Our Birthday This Year? Your Help Getting Books to Kids

Happy Birthday, First Book!Tomorrow is our 19th birthday! Happy birthday to us!

Since First Book was born in 1992, we’ve distributed over 80 million books to children from low-income communities all over the United States and Canada. Not bad for a teenager.

But as proud as we are of that success, we know that we’ve only gotten books to a small fraction of the children who are waiting for us. And we need your help to reach them all.

To say “Happy 19th Birthday”, please consider donating $19 to First Book. Your generous support will help us bring books to children in need all over the country.

To show you what we’re talking about, here’s exactly what $19 represents:

What a $19 donation to First Book can provide

The retail value of those seven books is almost $60. That’s a lot more than most Title I schools or social service programs can afford to spend. But those same seven titles add up to $19 on the First Book Marketplace. That’s our online store, where registered teachers and program leaders who serve children in need can get brand-new books for their kids.

Thanks for your help.  We couldn’t ask for a better birthday gift.

PS – Once you donate (or even if you’re not able to), share this message on your Facebook or Twitter page and let other people know that you support First Book. And wish us a happy birthday!