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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...


Aug 03, 2007, 01:00 ET The Mystery is Solved! First Book Campaign Reveals Nancy Drew Got Kids Hooked on Reading

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's no mystery who turned many adults into lifelong readers -- Nancy Drew. First Book, the award-...


Jul 10, 2007, 01:00 ET Pi Beta Phi and First Book Partnership Will Provide New Books to Children in Need Nationwide

WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women today announced the official launch of its partnership with...


May 21, 2007, 01:00 ET First Book Announces SunTrust Mortgage's Sterling Edmunds, Jr. to Join Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Book(R), the nonprofit organization that provides children from low-income families the...


Mar 02, 2007, 00:00 ET Pi Beta Phi Raises $125,000 for First Book to Provide 50,000 New Books to Children in Need

WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pi Beta Phi, a national women's fraternity, today announced the donation of $125,000 to First...


Dec 05, 2006, 00:00 ET Nash Finch and First Book Distribute 10,000 Books to Children in Need in the Twin Cities

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ - The Nash Finch Company today joined First Book, an international nonprofit organization providing new books to...


Nov 16, 2006, 00:00 ET First Book's Kyle Zimmer Named Social Entrepreneur of the Year in the United States by Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Kyle Zimmer, president and co-founder of First Book(R), was today named Social Entrepreneur of the Year in...


Dec 15, 2005, 00:00 ET First Book Among Nation's Top Social Entrepreneurs; Named Winner of 2006 Fast Company/Monitor Group Social Capitalist Award

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, First Book, a national children's literacy organization, has been named a...


Nov 22, 2005, 00:00 ET First Book Launches 'Classrooms for Classrooms'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- First Book, a national nonprofit literacy organization, has announced a new online program that will enable...


Nov 15, 2005, 00:00 ET Embassy of Japan and First Book Celebrate Nearly $900,000 in Donations to Hurricane Relief Initiative

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The partnership between the Embassy of Japan and First Book is barely a month old, but already there are...


Nov 14, 2005, 00:00 ET Donation of over 300,000 Books to Benefit Native American Children

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, First Book, an award winning national nonprofit...


Oct 25, 2005, 01:00 ET James Patterson and Little, Brown and Company Donate 30,000 Books and $50,000 to First Book and Book Relief

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Best selling author James Patterson today announced a personal donation of $50,000 and he and his publisher,...