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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.

May Is the Month of Mo

Mo & Cher Willems standing together in front of a colorful wall.

All month, the team at First Book is highlighting, honoring, and celebrating the books and beloved characters of our good friend, and faithful supporter, Mo Willems. Mo’s stories introduce us to new places, provide comfort, and spark the imagination — they are perfect for children, with their relatable characters that teach about empathy, perseverance, courage, friendship, resilience, patience, and love.

Over the years, Mo and his wife, Cher, have graciously provided tens of thousands of books to kids in need and have given critical funding to be able to fill classroom libraries with books – and not just those he has written.

You could say they are dynaMOs!

Help First Book celebrate the Month of Mo – and get a free Mo tote too!


Donor Spotlight
Featuring Mo & Cher Willems

People from all walks of life understand the importance of education—from authors and CEOs to philanthropists and individuals just like you. This month, learn more about longtime supporters Mo and Cher Willems, and why they think all children need books.

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.