Holiday Giving Alternatives: Provide New Books to Kids in Need
$2.50 Supplies a Brand-New Book for a Child in Need
Disney to Match Every $1 Donation with One Additional Book
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For anyone who wants to brighten the lives of others this holiday season, you can give the gift of reading to kids from low-income families. New books donated to children who have none of their own will bring smiles to their faces and help change their lives for the better.
First Book is a nonprofit that provides brand-new books to kids in need, through a network of 28,000 schools and programs across the country. A donation of $2.50 provides a new book for a kid in need.
This holiday season, Disney Publishing Worldwide has joined forces with us to magnify the impact of your gift. Disney Publishing Worldwide has pledged to donate one new book to children in the First Book network of schools and programs for every dollar raised.
"After a year of funding cuts for schools and community programs, there's a dire need to reach out and help take care of the most vulnerable members of our communities," said Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of First Book. "We know how much it means to people to be able to do something so small, yet so powerful, especially at this time of year. Everyone at First Book is so grateful for that generosity."
About First Book
First Book has distributed more than 85 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. By making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis, First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education. For more information, please visit us online or follow our latest news on Facebook and Twitter.
SOURCE First Book