First Book and Glassybaby Unite for a Night of Fundraising

First Book volunteers in Seattle, teamed up with Glassybaby for a night of giving to raise money for new books for kids who need them in the Seattle – King County area.  Since 1998, Glassybaby has donated over 1.5 million dollars to Seattle based charities and First Book.  First Book fundraising volunteers and guests joined together for a night at the Glassybaby studio to watch professional glass blowers create Glassybabies and share in the joy of giving new books to kids in need.

Glassybaby and First Book fundraiser collage

“We have seen with every event, once people hear about First Book and what we are trying to do they go out of their way to help – whatever is needed; money, venue, food, awareness and always smiles,”  Says Jody Ericson Dorow, Co-Chair of First Book – Seattle.
Guests could pre-order  their own Glassybaby, or purchase one the night of the event with a portion of the sales going to support First Book in Seattle.  The local volunteers work to provide book grants to eligible schools and programs in the Seattle area.

Joy Brooke, Co- Chair of First Book- Seattle, said of the event, “It was truly a team effort by the volunteers to pull this fundraising event together. A goal we set in August was to put on a successful adult-only event that would bring in a whole lot of books to kids, and we did it! It was an amazing evening  watching glassblowing, drinking wine, eating appetizers, shopping at Glassybaby, but most of all sharing the message of the importance of getting books to kids who need them most. We are grateful for all the support First Book-Seattle received that night and look forward to many more fun events in the future that help put books in the hand of kids.”

Thank to the generous support of Glassybaby, First Book volunteers were able to raise over $4,000, which was enough to purchase 1,600 new books for children in the Seattle – King County area.  To learn more about First Book – Seattle visit them online and to learn more about how you can volunteer with First Book visit: .