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$25 can help fill a backpack for a child in need.

The Impact of Your Donation

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 225 million high-quality books and resources.

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

  • Your gift of $25 or more today can help to immediately provide a child with 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.

The Impact for a Child

These are the stories made possible by you! Your donation has a direct impact on the life of a child and this is how First Book connects you to a community in need, to a child in need.

First Book has distributed more than 225 million high-quality books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income communities in all 50 states and provinces in Canada. Your donation helps drive our mission and our work.

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Donor Spotlight

Featuring Marissa Meyer and Jesse Taylor

“Some of my happiest childhood memories were when we would get the book fair catalogues. I would spend hours reading the descriptions for every book and circling the ones I wanted, and when I showed it to my parents, their answer was always, Yes.

Now, as adults, we can see what an enormous privilege that was, and we know that not every kid has that same sort of access. So many kids don’t have any books at home. So many schools and libraries are in need of more materials to be able to provide for their communities. Books change lives—we hear it from readers all the time—and every young reader deserves to have access to them. We’re really proud to be able to support First Book in making that happen.” – Marissa

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 575,000 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 225 million high-quality 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.

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