Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Did your new year's resolutions include a commitment to becoming more involved in your community? Whether you've resolved to volunteer more or support in other ways, might we suggest supporting literacy with First Book?

First Book-Denver Metro is dedicated to getting new books to kids in need, and our focus is here in Colorado. Help us get books to kids by donating online; just $2.50 helps us put a brand new book into a child's hands.

A few facts about us:
  • First Book is a nonprofit organization which provides new books to children in need addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books.
  • First Book has provided more than 100 million brand NEW books to children in need in thousands of communities nationwide.
  • The national office is in Washington, D.C. and there are more than 150 local volunteer chapters working in communities like ours throughout the U.S.
  • First Book-Denver Metro coordinates with schools, literacy programs, Head Starts, etc. that are already at work serving local families.
  • In order to qualify, 70% of the children served must be from low-income families.
  • 97% of First Book's funds go directly to putting books into children's hands, earning Charity Navigator's highest rating.
To learn more about our chapter, view our brochure below. If you are interested in volunteering, contact us at denvermetro@firstbook.org.

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