Author Archives: Gavin McGuire

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Press Releases

Wipro, First Book Bring New Books to Seattle Area Kids in Need

Partnership focused on promoting power of reading Seattle, USA, August 22, 2017 — Five thousand books are being donated to students in the Seattle area as a result of a partnership between Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business… Read More
Inside First Book Canada

First Book Response to Charlottesville

The following is a statement by Kyle Zimmer, President, CEO and Co-founder, First Book: Our nation is reeling from the unrest in Charlottesville and the hateful rhetoric that is reverberating across the country. These groups and their acts of bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, sexism, Islamophobia, transphobia, and homophobia are repulsive and counter… Read More
For Educators

How To Fundraise For Books & Resources With First Book: "The Main Event"

CME Group Schieffer, Sheen, & Spacey Photos Meet & Greet This will require planning, support, and input from your school/program community. Whether you opt for a bake sale, selling concessions during a school event or something more creative, there are plenty of options to generate funds to purchase the resources you… Read More
Impact Stories

Seeding Book Deserts with Diverse Books

It is the mission of Project LIT Community to not only bring diverse books to areas low in resources, but to celebrate diverse books in schools and communities everywhere. “In East Nashville, it’s more likely that you’ll find a fast food restaurant, or a used tire store, or a… Read More
Impact Stories

Books for Kids and Hope for a Community

A group of weekend H.O.P.E volunteers. This group helped bring delicious, nutritious food to kids at risk for hunger. In Forsyth County, North Carolina, H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat) of Winston-Salem knows there are people in the community who care about kids. H.O.P.E.’s mission is to use community-wide volunteer… Read More
For Educators

How to Fundraise for Books & Resources with First Book: "Do the Math"

Showing how you will impact the children you serve is an essential step in securing funding for the education resources you need. Demonstrating the ability to maximize every dollar you receive — and how much you will save by purchasing from First Book — can encourage program leaders and… Read More