Care Closets For Kids In Need

From the moment they wake up, many kids are already unprepared for school.
Our Solution
First Book teamed up with the Baltimore Teachers Union to create school
“care closets” of essential items.

From coats and hats, to bars of soap and personal care items, these closets meet students’ basic needs, while also removing the stigma from kids who can’t afford them otherwise.

Watch how some of the inspiring educators at New Era Academy are making sure their kids are getting what they need this season, because they know that being a teacher means more than providing knowledge.

Video generously funded by C&S Wholesale Grocers.

This school and so many others rely on First Book to make these basic resources available for their kids.

For just $25 you can provide a child with a basic needs bundle, including a winter coat, warm scarf, fleece blanket, nutritious snack and new book.

Will you provide a basic needs bundle for a child in need this winter?