FIRST BOOK-Give Away-ends 1/20/11 | Miki's Hope

FIRST BOOK-Give Away-ends 1/20/11

Thursday, January 6, 2011



Congratulations!!
The True Random Number Generator picked #26 Jeni--I will send Jeni an email letting her know THAT SHE WON--she has 48 hours to respond or someone else will be picked.

This giveaway is officially closed but the content can always be viewed on charities!!



I am a reader. I believe that every child should experience the wonder of opening his or her very own book. There is something about actually holding a book and turning the pages that can cause the imagination to soar. It can be the beginning of a love of lifetime learning. Most times it is a parent who first buys and then reads to their child, turning the pages, explaining the brightly colored pictures! Unfortunately not everyone in this day and age can afford that First Book.  One of my favorite

charities is
First Book; they donate that first book to children whose parents simply cannot afford them.


So, when the time comes that you are thinking about which charity to give to—won’t you consider First Book.  I really just want you to see what this charity is all about.  Whether you might consider donating at some point or have a need for their services or are just curious please click in and read all about it!!
And I have a suggestion for all us avid readers out there—this year why don’t you forgo the buying of 1 book and donate the money to First book instead.  And when you are thinking about what to buy a child as a present—buy them a book (admittedly in addition to whatever else they might want!)
Now for the fun part!!! I will be giving away to one lucky poster either a subscription to Cricket Magazine or Zoo books Magazine (used in some schools) or a book of your choice from Random House. (All these sites can be found on my affiliate website www.betterthenthebest.com) From Today until 1/20/2011
Mandatory Entry:  Go to First Book and tell me something you learned.


Additional Entries: Join me on Twitter
                                  Add me to Google Friends
                                  Add your blog button here (I will reciprocate)
                                  Subscribe via RSS (top of page 2 entries)
                                  Subscribe via email (top of page- must be
                                                                            confirmed)
                                  Follow me on Networked Blogs

83 comments :

Sheri Carpetenter said...

They have a program called books for kids, books for keeps to help make every child a reader
sheric529@yahoo.com

Sheri Carpetenter said...

I am a friend on google friends
sheric529@yahoo.com

Sheri Carpetenter said...

i follow you on twitter
sheric529@yahoo.com

Amber L. said...

I learned that First Book has distributed more than 80 million free and low cost books in thousands of communities.

appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amber L. said...

I follow you with google friend connect

appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amber L. said...

I'm following you on twitter @buttonlove

appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

Snow said...

First Book was founded in 1992, when current President, Kyle Zimmer, and two friends joined together to create an organization to deliver books to children in need. :)

spdls0215@yahoo.com

Snow said...

Twitter follower

@spdls0215

Snow said...

GFC Follower

@spdls0215

Snow said...

RSS Subscriber (1)

Snow said...

RSS Subscriber (2)

Snow said...

Email subscriber

Snow said...

Networked blogs follower

Jen said...

I learned that if you donate money, they have a list of what different dollar amounts equal out to. Like $20 is 10 books for a new reader.

jenniekcoupons at gmail dot com

Karen said...

I learned that in that first year, First Book distributed 12,000 books in three communities. Now in its 18th year, First Book will deliver approximately 8 Million books in 2010. -- this is awesome!
Thanks, Karen
lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

Karen said...

I follow you via GFC!
Thanks, Karen
lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

Monika said...

I learned that First Book grants unprecedented access to new books to programs serving children in need.

soldiergal21@hotmail.com

Monika said...

Added you to google friends
soldiergal21@hotmail.com

Monika said...

Subscribed to you via RSS
soldiergal21@hotmail.com

Monika said...

subscribed to you via RSS
soldiergal21@hotmail.com

Monika said...

subscribed to you via email
soldiergal21@hotmail.com

The Green MomSter said...

I learned that you can donate with as little as $5!

elkmeese at gmail dot com

The Green MomSter said...

email subscriber

elkmeese at gmail dot com

The Green MomSter said...

gfc follower Lindsie

elkmeese at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

sherri
the uso, salvation army, and the united way,among many others are all partners with first book
sherricrawford70@yahoo.com

Jeni said...

I learned that first Book has delivered more than 80 million books to children in need across the United States and Canada in the last 20 years.
duckybutt83@yahoo.com

Jeni said...

following now with GFC

Jeni said...

Following you on Networked Blogs Jeni Johannsmeier

Ladytink_534 said...

I learned that they have several open posistions including Manager- Business Strategy, Social Media Coordinator, First Book Marketplace Director of Sales, Director- Strategic Alliances, & Vice President of Marketing

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a follower
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

Networked blog follower~ Jennifer L.
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

MikiHope said...

Hi All--MikiHope (Michele) here--to comment on Anonymous (Sherri Crawford's) comment# 25

Yes--I do know that United Way, Salvation Army etc give to First Book--it is a worthy organization--I am not asking for donations here--just that you know about it!!

Thank you!

Michele
MikiHope1@Yahoo.com

ACMommy3 said...

I learned that a lawyer who tutored children at an inner-city soup kitchen discovered that the children she tutored had no books to read -- so she and two friends founded First Book to provide new books and resources to the children who needed them the most! Now 20 years later, First Book has delivered more than 80 million books to programs serving children across the U.S. and Canada. Wonderful!

ACMommy3 said...

I follow your blog via GFC! :) creedamy[at]yahoo [dot]com

Marci J said...

I learned they are partnered with Target
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Jenna Z said...

I follow via GFC.

Jenna Z said...

I follow on twitter (corgipants)

Jenna Z said...

I learned that First Book was founded in 1992!

jdjmcc said...

Every school day 7,000 high schoolers drop out of school! It makes sense, if you can't read(or well) being in a place where everything is based on books would make you very uncomfortable. Thank you for bringing ths site to our attention! jdjmcc@aol.com

jdjmcc said...

I follow GFC!!!
jdjmcc@aol.com

Baby Mama said...

I learned that they have districuted 80 million books
sarahlovesvegas@hotmail

Heavensent1 said...

I learned that First Books work...55% of children have shown an increase interest in reading...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

Heavensent1 said...

Follow you on Twitter *DNatrlBeauty*

Heavensent1 said...

RSS subscribe #1...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

Heavensent1 said...

RSS subscribe #2...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

Heavensent1 said...

Email subscribe...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

Heavensent1 said...

NB follow *Jennifer C.*

SamanthaD said...

I love that they give books to kids in need! And that they give out over 80 million books - that's amazing!

SamanthaD
thegiveawayqueen at hotmail dot com

SamanthaD said...

I follow on gfc

SamanthaD
thegiveawayqueen at hotmail dot com

SamanthaD said...

I follow on twitter

@giveaway_queen

Elizabeth said...

I learned you can donate a book in memory or honor of someone.

Alicia C. said...

Wow - here's a very alarming statistic I learned on First Book's site: "...fully 80% of preschool and after-school programs serving low-income populations have no age-appropriate books for the children they serve." SCHOOLS, where you'd expect children of all incomes to have these things available to them don't have the proper books!
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

Alicia C. said...

I'm a GFC follower
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

Alicia C. said...

I follow you on Twitter - amccrenshaw
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

Alicia C. said...

I follow you on Networked Blogs
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

sos said...

First Book was founded in 1992.

amber said...

I learned every $2 donations buys a book .
tinytornadoes@gmail.com

Kristen said...

I learned

First Book works through existing community programs and literacy efforts to provide a steady stream of new free or low cost books to elevate educational programming and improve access to reading materials.

kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

manthas24 said...

I learned that they have partnered with Target for the first book campaign

manthas24 said...

I follow you on GFC manthas24

manthas24 said...

I follow you on Twitter @manthas24

manthas24 said...

1 I get your rss in google reader

manthas24 said...

2 I get your rss in google reader

Mama Zen said...

They are a Forbes Gold Star Charity!

Lee said...

First Book has a bookmark blog that tells about their activities.

Tori said...

I learned they - The First Book Marketplace is a website offering high-quality children's books and educational materials at deeply discounted prices to registered organizations serving children from low-income families.
vrtheriot@gmail.com

Lisa said...

I learned about 40% of 4th graders read below grade level.

I'm also doing a giveaway and I'd love for you to come take a look.

http://nurturedfamilylife.blogspot.com/2011/01/alpine-weight-loss-secrets-book.html

shelby brigham said...

They have a program called books for kids, books for keeps to help make every child a reader
snugles4433@Hotmail.com

Toesthattwinkle! said...

I learned that First Book empowers children with reading!

toesthattwinkleblog@gmail.com

Toesthattwinkle! said...

I follow GFC- M.P.
toesthattwinkleblog@gmail.com

Toesthattwinkle! said...

I follow you on twitter- toesthattwink
toesthattwinkleblog@gmail.com

wigget said...

i learned the most successful way to improve the reading achievement of low-income children is to increase their access to print

Jessica said...

I learned that they have distributed more than 80 million books in less than 20 years!
jesage@asu.edu

Jessica said...

GFC follower
Jessica Sage
jesage@asu.edu

Jessica said...

follow you on twitter
JessicaSage22
jesage@asu.edu

Jessica said...

email subscriber
jesage@asu.edu

Nancye said...

I learned that First Book provides books to kids in need.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

I follow you on Twitter
@NancyeDavis

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

GFC Follower

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

RSS Subscriber

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

RSS Subscriber #2

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

email subscriber

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

I follow you on Networked Blogs

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

 
Miki's Hope . Design by Pocket