35,000 Programs and Counting

Exciting news! There are now 35,000 schools and programs serving kids in need in the First Book network. That’s 35,000 classrooms, libraries, church groups, afterschool programs, homeless shelters, military programs and daycare centers; all with permanent, ongoing access to a steady stream of brand-new, high-quality books.

But as pleased as we are about that number, we have a long way to go.

Because there are 30 million children in the United States living in low-income homes, and far too many of them lack access to new books. We want to reach every one of those kids, to connect the schools and programs that serve them with BOOKS.

Help make that happen. If you know someone who works with kids from low-income families, tell them about First Book. Forward them this blog post, or send them to our website. It’s quick, it’s free, and we have new books for their kids.

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