Give the gift of reading with First Book
How about the gift of reading to kids in need, in their name? Then let them know with one of these snazzy e-cards from First Book!First Book, according to its website, "provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books. An innovative leader in social enterprise, First Book has distributed more than 100 million free and low cost books in thousands of communities."
Right now you can make a donation in honor of a loved one, and send an e-card notifying them a donation has been made in their name. Click here to donate to First Book and send a holiday e-card.
According to the donation site:
- Your tax-deductible donation to First Book will fund new books for children in need and help knock down the greatest barrier to literacy development in the United States and beyond — access to books.
- 97% of donations go directly to programming, providing new books for children in need.
- $50 = 20 books to give a year of bedtime stories to a family in need.
I know there are plenty of worthy charities to which you can make a donation for the holiday season, but this is definitely one to consider if you are passionate about literacy.
(Also, if you've been having trouble thinking about what to get me for Christmas, a donation to this organization in my honor would be a worthwhile investment.)
-- Cheryl Sadler | CSadler@News-Herald.com | @nhcheryl