We are deeply grateful for the support of our generous partners and invite collaboration with other outstanding organizations that care about making a difference on behalf of kids and educators.
Pizza Hut selected First Book as its global partner to implement a multi-year fundraising effort focused on helping those who need it most reach their full potential. The Literacy Project was launched as a fundraising and awareness campaign to enable access to reading, empower teachers, and inspire a love of reading.
In 2019, Pizza Hut committed to using funds raised through The Literacy Project to provide grants to educators to purchase culturally relevant books and to help First Book work with publishers to make diverse books more accessible by bringing Stories For All Project™ titles to life in paperback.
In 2020, working with leading anti-bias and antiracist experts, First Book and Pizza Hut launched “Empowering Educators” – a series of resources designed in response to educator needs. Resources include live convenings about racial equity in education, an educator’s guide on antiracism, and more.
I know First Book’s model and I’ve seen the way it delivers powerful results to support its important mission. This is a social enterprise that is well positioned to take the power of its proven model to a global scale.
— John B. Veihmeyer, retired chairman | KPMG International