The Only Present She’ll Receive This Holiday

Today’s guest blogger is Mollie James, Executive Director of Bruce Irons Camp Fund in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Under glowing lights sits a single gift in crisp wrapping paper. Since it arrived at Carolina’s home a few days ago, her hopes have soared.

For Carolina, the book that awaits her may be the only present she’ll receive this holiday.

The kids in our program – kids like Carolina – take nothing for granted. They are so appreciative of any opportunity to read and learn.

Every year, we give each of our kids a beautifully wrapped book to read during break. By the time they return to school in January, they’ve devoured the books we sent them and are eager for more.

With your help, First Book can provide three times more books to kids like ours this holiday season. Donate today to make sure every child has a gift to unwrap and enjoy.

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