Domtar joined forces with First Book and Classroom Central for the third annual Truck of Books event. The two-day literacy promotion offered 40,000 free books for teachers to share with students in Charlotte, North Carolina, including nearby York County, South Carolina.
Pizza Hut: The Literacy Project represents an expanded global commitment to literacy and reading. While one in five Americans have participated in the BOOK IT! literacy program, there are communities locally in the U.S. and all over the world that still need help. As a result, Pizza Hut has partnered with First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise organization representing the largest network of educators serving kids in need, to implement a year-round fundraising effort.
May 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ - On Friday May 6, JetBlue hosted a special day of surprise and delights for students at Cane Ridge
Elementary School in Nashville. Rock band Moon Taxi surprised third and fourth graders with a surprise pop-up concert. Additionally, JetBlue crewmembers read to first and second graders. The airline partnered with First Book to provide #BooksToKids and donated 650 age-appropriate children books, one for each student to take a book home for their personal libraries.
Support from Local Radio Advertisers Provides 5,000 New Books to Orlando Area Students
ORLANDO, Fla., February 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Orlando Radio Advertisers, Universal Nissan, Universal Hyundai, 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, RC Hill Mitsubishi and Keiser University have teamed up with nonprofit social enterprise First Book to bring 5,000 brand-new and age-appropriate books to students at Orlando Day Nursery. Funding for this program was generated through participation in CBS EcoMedia’s EducationAd program.
1,800 Brand-New Books Distributed to the Housing and Opportunity Foundation of Kern's literacy programs
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Dec. 17, 2015, /3BL Media/ – California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC), an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, has joined nonprofit social enterprise First Book to deliver books to children in need across Kern County. Through its participation in CBS EcoMedia’s EducationAd program, California Resources Corporation has provided funding for 1,800 brand new books to be distributed to the Housing and Opportunity Foundation of Kern’s literacy programs for underserved children in the Bakersfield Area.
18-Wheeler Truck Packed with Brand-New Children’s Books Arrives in Ontario, Calif., to Serve Kids in Need
LOS ANGELES, October 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Kia Motors America (KMA), one of the fastest-growing car companies in the U.S., is bringing its “Books on Wheels” program to Southern California. Teaming up with nonprofit social enterprise First Book and CBS EcoMedia’s EducationAd program, Kia volunteers will distribute 40,000 books to area educators and teachers.
Middlesex Savings Bank and First Book distribute more than 10,000 books to area schools
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A unique collaboration between the nonprofit First Book and Middlesex Savings Bank will provide brand-new books to children enrolled in the MetroWest YMCA’s Schools Out program during the “10,000 Adventures” launch and reading celebration on October 1, 2015.
5,000 New Books Provided to Two Local New York City Schools
BROOKLYN, N.Y., September 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Through its participation in CBS EcoMedia’s EducationAd program, Astoria Bank is funding 5,000 brand-new books for New York City schools. In partnership with education nonprofit First Book, Astoria Bank is providing the books to help students from Central Queens Academy Charter School and P.S. 361 The East Flatbush Early Childhood School start the school year off strong.
Children Attending the Bay Area Book Festival Will Receive a Free Book at the East Bay Children's Book Project Tent.
BERKELEY, CALIF., June 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ – To further its mission to improve the lives of California’s young children, First 5 California has partnered with First Book to distribute hundreds of books at the Bay Area Book Festival to advance youth literacy. Each child who stops by the East Bay Children’s Book Project tent on June 6-7 will receive one free book to take home.