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Jun 22, 2011, 13:53 ET On the National Mall: 150,000 Books for Kids in Need

Volunteers Assemble 50,000 Backpacks for Summer Reading Yesterday, the first day of summer, hundreds of volunteers descended on the National Mall...


May 23, 2011, 15:36 ET "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Audience Donates 25,000 New Books to Kids in Need to Celebrate the Show's Final Broadcasts

Books to be Distributed to Programs Serving Children in Need by First Book For 25 years, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" has inspired millions of...


May 13, 2011, 15:09 ET Lehigh Valley Students from Low-Income Schools Receive New Books for Children's Book Week

Books Distributed at Event in Bethlehem Last Wednesday, every student at Vitalistic Therapeutic Charter School (VTCS) in Bethlehem, Pa., received...


May 09, 2011, 12:02 ET D.C. Kids Get New Books from First Book

Most public high school libraries have eleven books per student, but the library at Ballou High School has less than a tenth of that. The library...


May 02, 2011, 16:15 ET First Book Wins Target's 'Best of the Bullseye' Award

First Book has been honored with the annual 'Best of the Bullseye' Award from Target in recognition of the successful collaboration between the...


Apr 26, 2011, 16:03 ET Demand Media Donates Nearly 13,000 New Books to First Book

'Write for a Cause' Campaign Provides Much-Needed Resources to Children in Need First Book, the award-winning nonprofit that has provided more...


Mar 28, 2011, 10:42 ET First Book Distributes 75,000 New Books to Teenagers in Five States

Project Made Possible by Walmart First Book was able to distribute over 75,000 brand-new books at no charge to schools and programs serving...


Mar 24, 2011, 10:39 ET First Book Brings 50,000 New Books to Detroit Kids

First Book distributed 50,000 brand-new books to schools and programs serving children in Detroit's lowest-income neighborhoods this...


Feb 07, 2011, 10:33 ET Kids With Disabilities Receive Books Thanks to First Book and Barclays

YAI's Gramercy School Celebrates Book Donation with Reading Party First Book and Barclays are continuing to bring brand-new books focused on...


Jan 06, 2011, 14:30 ET Demand Media Studios and First Book Bring Nearly 23,000 New Books to Kids in Need

First Book, the award-winning nonprofit that has provided more than 80 million books to children in need, partnered with Demand Media Studios and...


Dec 14, 2010, 16:11 ET First Book Celebrates 80 Million Books Distributed to Children in Need

80 Millionth Book Given to Local Nursery School at Gala Event in NYC Sponsored by Target First Book, the leading nonprofit dedicated to...


Mar 10, 2009, 12:33 ET First Book and Barclays Capital Provide Books to New Jersey Children in Need

East Orange Community Charter School Reading Party Celebrates the First of 15,000 Donated Books First Book today announces that East...


Feb 13, 2009, 15:45 ET 'Food for the Body, Food for the Mind' Teams C&S Wholesale Grocers With Nonprofit First Book Bringing 50,000 Books to Children in Need

Programs in Southwest New Hampshire Receive New Books C&S Wholesale Grocers and First Book have joined together to give 50,000 new,...


Feb 10, 2009, 11:24 ET First Book Celebrates Lincoln Legacy Initiative to End Illiteracy

Grants from Wal-Mart and Motorola Seed Statewide Effort to Bring New Books to Children in Need First Book, a nonprofit providing new books to...


Jun 02, 2008, 01:00 ET KPMG LLP Named Connect America '2008 Partner of the Year'

ATLANTA, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Points of Light Institute today presented the Connect America 2008 Partner of the Year Award to...


May 21, 2008, 01:00 ET Justin Tuck to Visit Central Elementary School to Share the Joy of Reading

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Book, a non-profit giving books to children in need, announces that Justin Tuck of the New...


May 19, 2008, 01:00 ET KPMG and First Book Team to Provide New Books to Children in Need Nationwide

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Book, the award-winning nonprofit organization placing new books into the hands of children...


Apr 28, 2008, 01:00 ET First Book Distributes 250,000 Books Nationwide in Celebration of Pi Beta Phi Founders' Day

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Book held a nationwide book distribution of 250,000 new books to celebrate literacy...


Dec 06, 2007, 00:00 ET Trend Story: Holiday Shoppers Seeking Social Cause Gifts

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tired of empty holiday commercialism, many shoppers are seeking meaningful gifts to create...


Aug 13, 2007, 01:00 ET First Book and SunTrust Mortgage Announce Nationwide Donation of 250,000 New Books for Children in Need

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Book(R), the award- winning nonprofit that provides new books to children from low-income...