The Need

Millions of children from low-income areas don’t have the tools they need to learn. With your help, we can change this.
Understanding the Need
In low-income communities, books and educational resources are scarce. Kids start school behind their more affluent peers and never catch up.

The Impact

First Book transforms the lives of children in need by making brand-new, high-quality books and resources affordable and available to the educators and kids who need them most.

185 million
books and resources distributed to date.
5 million
children reached annually.
registered members, with 1,000 new educators joining weekly.
1 out of every 3
classrooms and programs serving kids in need reached.
Children who discover the joy of reading not only do better in school, but also have a life full of adventure ahead. We are grateful to First Book for helping us foster the love of reading in so many children in need.

— Marty, H.O.P.E (Help Our People Eat) | Forsyth County, North Carolina