First Book to Receive Change Making Change Donations in May

May 07, 2013, 09:45 ET from First Book

SEATTLE, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Change Making Change Fund, (CMC) a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children around the world through the collection of pocket change, today announced that First Book will be the recipient of non-designated donations in May 2013.  All non-designated money donated this month to Change Making Change through convenient Coinstar® kiosks will support First Book's efforts to end knowledge poverty by providing new books to children in need. 

"Small donations can add up to make a big difference, and we're thrilled to be partnering with Change Making Change to turn those small donations into brand-new books for kids in need across the country," said Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of First Book.

First Book has delivered more than 100 million books to kids in the U.S. and Canada, providing badly-needed content for educators and administrators and helping elevate educational opportunities for the country's most disadvantaged youth. 

"First Book was one of the first organizations that CMC chose to support," noted Rich Stillman, founder and executive director, Change Making Change.  "We believe their work – to leverage the power of reading to end poverty – makes a significant impact in our community and in communities across the nation.  We're proud to play a small role in furthering its mission."

To participate, drop spare change at a local Coinstar kiosk that is programmed to accept donations and select Change Making Change Fund as the recipient.

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 the elevating the quality of education.  For more information, visit their website at, follow them on Twitter or find them on Facebook.

About Change Making Change
Seattle-based Change Making Change Fund (CMC) is founded on the belief that many people giving small amounts of money can do as much good as a few people giving large sums of money. Anyone can get involved by bringing a handful of spare change to a Coinstar kiosk and selecting CMC as the recipient. To learn how Change Making Change is helping small donations make a big difference for international and domestic charities, visit us at, follow on Twitter @CMCfund or find us on Facebook.

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