HOLIDAY GIVING: New Books for Kids in Need

Disney to Match Holiday Donations to Nonprofit First Book

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- You can give the gift of reading to kids in need this holiday season by donating to First Book, a nonprofit that provides brand-new, high-quality books to schools and programs serving children from low-income families across the country.

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Every $2.50 donation provides a brand-new book to a child in need. Click here to donate.

This year, the impact from every donation will be tripled, thanks to a matching offer from Disney, First Book announced today. For every $2.50 donated between now and the end of the month, Disney will provide two additional new books.

"There's no greater gift you can give a child than the wonderful books they need to become a strong reader," said Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of First Book. "And that gift will be so much more powerful this year, thanks to our friends at Disney, who have stepped up to make sure that the holidays are merry and bright for thousands of kids in need."

First Book works with a national network of over 42,000 local schools and community programs that serve children from low-income families.

Click here to donate to First Book today.

About First Book
First Book has distributed more than 100 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.

CONTACT:
Brian Minter
bminter@firstbook.org
202-639-0115

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