Extreme Giving: Send an Actual Truckload of New Books to Kids in Need for $25,000

Nov 19, 2013, 14:20 ET from First Book

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are lots of ways to give back during the holiday season, but First Book wants people to consider some extreme charitable giving.

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One of the options in their holiday gift catalog is a truck containing 40,000 brand-new children's books.

First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books and other educational resources for children from low-income families, will deliver the books to kids in need in honor of the extremely generous donor, or in honor of someone of the donor's choosing.

"We're excited to offer extreme giving opportunities like this to the many big-hearted people out there who want to make the holidays a little brighter for kids in need," said Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of First Book.

Another extreme giving option from the First Book holiday gift catalog: adopting a Title I school by providing a brand-new book each month for every single student. The price tag? $15,000.

"In some of the country's poorest neighborhoods, there is only one book for every 300 children," Zimmer said. "There are amazing teachers and local program leaders out there committed to helping kids learn and succeed, but they need books and resources to do it."

First Book's holiday giving options aren't limited to these big-ticket items. Other options, such as a collection of baby books or a new library of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) titles, range from $25 to $2,500.

Check out the First Book Gift Catalog at firstbook.org/gift

About First Book
First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that 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.

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