This week, First Book and American Federation of Teachers members from Detroit and other Michigan communities helped to distribute 500,000 brand-new books to Michigan-area schools and schools throughout the country. Volunteers from Detroit-area AFT locals helped fill orders and load book cartons for those who came to the warehouse in Romulus to pick up books.
More than 30,000 of the books distributed this week will go to kids in the Detroit area and other Michigan communities. A group of teachers and paraprofessionals from Toledo also picked up books for their students at the book bank event. Check out the photos from the distribution below!
We couldn’t have done this without the support of some terrific people in Detroit, especially Kids in Distressed Situations and the folks at Detroit World Outreach who loaned us the warehouse space. (Half a million books take up a lot of room).
If you or someone you know works with kids in need and would like to get brand-new books, please register with First Book.