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Your $25 donation fills a backpack with books for a child in need.

Your Donation Helps Us Reach 1 Out of Every 3 Classrooms and Programs in Need

Your generosity is helping us transform the lives of children in need by elevating the quality of their education. You help us reach millions of children and educators each year. To date, we have distributed more than 200 million books and resources.

Thank You for Your Continued Support

Students may be back in the classroom, but they still need support.

This back-to-school season, the team at First Book has answered over 1,000 calls from educators across the country. So far, the top items that teachers have been requesting are:

  • Age-appropriate books for their classrooms.
  • Basic school supplies – like notebook paper and pencils.
  • Workbooks and other educational materials that can help bring lesson plans to life.

Your donation today enables First Book to continue our work toward classrooms being stocked full of the resources students and their teachers need to succeed this school year.

  • Your gift of $25 or more today can help to immediately provide a child a backpack filled with notebooks, crayons, and other school supplies.
  • Your gift of $100 or more can help an entire elementary school grade get a brand-new book.
  • Your gift of $250 or more can help restock a school library decimated when schools shuttered over a year ago.


Donor Spotlight
Featuring Alane Adams

Alane knows how valuable educators are, and she doesn’t think they hear that enough. This last year has been particularly tough being thrust into remote teaching with little to no guidance or support, and yet teachers rose magnificently to do their best and give their students everything they had to keep them going.

She donates to First Book because her mission is closely aligned with First Book’s — getting books in the hands of underserved kids. She can’t think of a more worthwhile organization doing valuable work to create real change in the lives of underserved children. Read the full donor spotlight here.

Why Your Donation Matters

We believe every child should have equal access to quality education.

For nearly 30 years, fueled by generous donations from hundreds of thousands of supporters, First Book has made a direct impact on the lives of millions of children in need.

Today, we serve 1 out of every 3 classrooms or programs with low-income students. But we don’t do it alone. First Book’s network of educators is the largest of its kind. Over 500,000 classroom teachers, summer and early childhood program staff, librarians, community advocates, care providers, and more – all working together to build a more promising future for children and families in need.

Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 200 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income communities in all 50 states and provinces in Canada.

Your donation is used to provide brand new, age-appropriate books to families who have none. Your support is used to provide educators with entire classroom libraries filled with books and resources. Your gift helps outfit school libraries, helps provide basic hygiene products and other essential items necessary to educational equity. Most importantly, your generosity bestows a love of reading, the fuel for the imagination, and the ability for families to bond together.

Your donation matters. It matters to millions of families every year.

From our family to yours – thank you.