Nonprofit provides new books to children in need

Nonprofit provides new books to children in need

Could you use new books for the children you serve? You could be eligible to receive FREE books.

The First Book – San Antonio provides new books to eligible community organizations who provide services to children of low-income households. First Book is a national nonprofit that aims to close literacy gaps by providing low income students with reading materials.

Who’s Eligible?
Any organization that serves 70% or more low income children can register with First Book to access First Book’s amazing literacy resources, including access to:

  • The First Book Marketplace, where you can purchase very low priced books for their classroom and students. Most books cost on average $2.50, or 90% retail value.
  • Free books through First Book National, who, when there is overstock, will offer free books to teachers registered as recipients.
  • Grants through First Book-San Antonio which occur in the spring and are only available to registered recipient groups. In fact, we are holding a grant cycle right now, with applications due February 10th!

First Book – San Antonio is currently running a “300 for 3 months” campaign to register 300 new recipient groups by Feb. 1, 2014. If the literacy-based group meets their goal, they’ll receive 40,000 new books from First Book National to give away to all registered organizations.

Hurry! Don’t delay. Register your group today and help spread the word.

For more information, contact Kristen Depken, co-chair of the First Book-San Antonio Advisory Board.

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