How cute is she?
How cute is she?
Thanks to all the hard-working volunteers who came out today for the National Day of Service today on the National Mall in downtown DC. Working together, we provided 15,000 brand-new books to DC-area kids in need! And, of course, had tons of fun.
Click the link above to see some terrific photos of the event, including volunteers, partners, political leaders and even a few celebrities.
If you live near DC, or will be in town for the presidential inauguration, come on down to the National Mall on Saturday where we’ll be one of seven featured nonprofits. Say hello and help us put 15,000 brand-new books into bags for kids in need! http://www.2013pic.org/service/dc
There’s still time to get more books in the hands of kids in 2012. Every $2.50 donated to First Book provides one brand-new, high-quality book for a child from a low-income family. Disney has agreed to match every one of those books with two additional books, from now through the end of the year. CLICK HERE DONATE
Books are pretty magical.
The Power of Books
America, First Book Canada needs your help. Target Canada is offering $100 for each vote First Book Canada receives on http://facebook.com/targetcanada! Could you take 30 seconds to help out this morning?
1) Click here: http://apps.facebook.com/give_with_target/?fb_locale=en_CA
2) Select First Book Canada ( Education )
Yesterday at Martha’s Table, an amazing community program serving homeless families in Washington DC, First Book distributed our 100 millionth brand-new book. We couldn’t decide what the actual 100 millionth book should be, so we let the people decide! Over 12,000 votes were cast in our ‘Ten Books Every Child Should Own’ contest. And the winner? “Green Eggs & Ham”, by Dr. Seuss! Thank you to all of our partners and our supporters who helped to make this 100 millionth book possible. We couldn’t do it without you!