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4 Ways You Can Support First Book

Guest blog post written by Emma Chuck, First Book Development Intern. Emma is is currently studying English and linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

When you donate to First Book, your generosity transforms the lives of children in historically underserved communities. With your support, First Book can reach 1 out of every 3 classrooms or programs in need, while further developing the impact at Title I schools. First Book offers a variety of ways to support our mission, so anyone can give in the way that best works for their budget, passion, and preference.

Aside from our traditional gifting through direct donation, we also give donors the ability to celebrate their birthdays or show their support through our affiliate shopping experiences. What makes our Shop & Support so fun is the simplicity of your impact, a bonus of accomplishing something extra on top of filling carts! Shop books, pizza, jewelry, and more when you elevate your shopping list must-haves.

Shop Our Collections at is an online bookstore that sells a variety of titles, all while supporting smaller independent businesses and organizations. While our First Book Marketplace is exclusively for Title I educators and offers books at a special rate, Bookshop is for anyone to use and offers a discount for certain titles. You can activate your affiliate experience by visiting our Bookshop store and as long as you see the First Book logo in the top left, Bookshop will donate 10% of your purchase to First Book.

Our storefront features collections from the same team that curates our Marketplace, giving you the very best selection of diverse and inclusive titles for your home library. Browse our Staff Picks to Make Summer Sweeter or Books that Inspire Confidence, Diversity, and Friendship, a collection curated in partnership with Big Heart World. When you shop with us through Bookshop, it’s a triple reward: new books for you, support for independent bookstores, and donations to First Book.

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Eat at Pizza Hut

What makes a hot pizza even better? A hot pizza deal! Fuel your reading with the BOOK IT! Bundle and when you select the two large 3-topping pizzas and breadstick bundle, Pizza Hut will donate $1 to First Book!

With your support through the BOOK IT! Bundle, we can continue to implement award-winning programs that educators can use in their classrooms to help facilitate important conversations with their students. Educators and families alike can explore our free resources to help children learn about race and racism, social and emotional learning, and how to handle grief and loss.

Shop Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott is a boutique retailer that offers a range of jewelry and home goods with a philanthropic spirit. Through their partnership with First Book, bookworms can shop their special literacy charm. Inscribed on the first page of the tiny book is “Be Kind. Do Good,” and is embellished with a hammered surface on its cover.

50% of your purchase is directly donated to First Book’s mission with Kendra Scott also donating a book to a child in need.

Shop Anything with Amazon Smile

Thanks to Amazon Smile, an affiliate program that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to your designated organization, you can help First Book distribute educational resources!

Visit to select First Book as your organization of choice and as you shop, you can continue to make an impact in the life of a child.   

More Ways to Support Us

Your donation — however you choose to give — brings brand-new books and supplies to educators serving children in need. Our mission helps bring children out of poverty through educational equity while also addressing racial equity. Explore all the different ways you can give to impact the life of a child in need.

If you are a company or organization, hoping to create an affiliate opportunity with First Book, please connect with and email our partnership team. We’d love to collaborate with you to build a better path out of poverty for children.

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