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$25 GC to Random House Books-Charity Hopping Around the World-Ends 4/4

Thursday, March 29, 2012

This giveaway is officially closed. The lucky winner of the $25 GC to Random House is................... Mia J. said... 127 I learned that First Book has donated over 90 million books and learning resources to children in need. April 3, 2012 12:25 AM Thank you to all of you who came to learn about my favorite charity!! And I hope that when you think about giving this year you will think about First Book! Now all the winner has to do is reply to the email I will be sending her in a few minutes within 48 hours with the names of the book (s) (up to $25 worth) and her full name and mailing address and I will go in and order them for her!! 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!!! One lucky winner will be able to go to Random House and pick out $25.00 worth of books of their choice. Just remember to put your email in each and every comment so that I can contact the winner (chosen by Random.org) who will have 48 hours to respond to my email.

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161 comments :

CakeLady said...

what a wonderful org.! they donate 35,000 books a day!
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Kali Skittles said...

I learned that First Books has donated over 90 million books.


This is a wonderful charity, and I will definitely do what you suggest (and maybe even more than once) next time I have some extra $$$ that I planned to spend on books. I really believe children should be reading more and being able to give and expose children to books is a great thing.

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taterbug78 said...

I learned that donating just $10 will give 4 books to the children!
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Nata ArtistaDonna said...

donors and dedicated volunteers have provided more than 90 million new books to schools

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Krystal Larson said...

They have donated over 90 million books.

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Doodle said...

They are partnered with Disney & Target among others.

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Sasha W said...

I learned that a $10 donation gets 4 new books to children in need, that is great!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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Stephanie said...

Awesome charity! I learned that for only $20 you could donate 8 books to children!

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Anonymous said...

First Book has assisted 27,000 registered groups.

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Suz Reads said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win! I learned that First Book donates 35,000 books per day! That is awesome :)

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Sarah said...

They've donated 90 million books to date.

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Carrie said...

First Book has distributed more than 90 million books!! Wow!

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elin said...

I read that over 90 MILLION books have been donated already :D
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Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I learned that every $10 donated provides five new books for a child in need. That is awesome!

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Shannon said...

What a great organization. For only $10 they can provide 4 new books - already having donated 90 million books (that's over $22 million!!!)

Thank you for sharing this charity with us!

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Nay Nay said...

Great organization. I learned that Cheerios® and First Book share the belief that reading is a key building block for learning and life.
Since I love to read, I hope they can install a love of reading in the very young that will remain with them forever.
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Paula L. said...

First Book has distributed more than 90 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada.

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Maryea said...

Feeding America is nourishing children’s minds as well as their bodies by connecting its extensive network of food banks and programs with First Book.

Georgette C said...

I found out that with only $10 They can provide 4 books! That's pretty phenomenal as well as how much they have already raised for books. Amazing organization.

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Lexie@BookBug said...

I totally agree with you about reading. It is such an intregal part of learning and life in general. I love that this organization is trying to get books out there to schools and teachers who desperately need them.
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Jackie said...

I learned that First Book is ranked "Four Stars" by Charity Navigator, the highest possible rating.
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Julie Witt said...

I learned that to date, First Book has distributed more than 90 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada.
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~Ley said...

First book has given away over 90 million books so far. That is a lot of books! Plus, you can not just donate, you can also volunteer! Pretty awesome organization.

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I learned that they have donated over 90 million books.
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Megan @ Unearthly Reviews. said...

i learned that for every $10 you donate, that's four books for a child in need.
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Tracy said...

I learned that authors who sell their books independently can challenge their readers by promising a donation to First Book if a title makes it to the Top 500, Top 10 or Top 20 on Amazon’s Kindle store.

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Denise Z said...

First Book has given away 90 million books, now that is impressive.

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Krista said...

Efficient and frugal. 95% of First Book's revenue goes directly to providing new books to kids in need.

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Kathy said...

90 millions books have been donated so far.

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Red Headed Bookworm said...

Nice charity, I learned that 90,000 books have been donated to date. And they have distribution parnters like, Disney, Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins, and Random House!

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Linda Kish said...

Target has been a corporate sponsor since 2008 and has donated more than 415,000 new books to children in need at 3,000 schools nationwide since then.

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Lilian said...

I learned they donate 35,000 books a day!

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Caitlin said...

I learned that First Book has distributed more than 90 million books! Wow! That is a lot of books!

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I had no idea the charity was that big. What a great program to support!

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I learned that with a $10 donation, 4 books can be bought for children.

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Studies show that interest in reading more than triples among children who received new books from First Book.

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I learned that they do virtual book drives. When I checked there were 9 active ones, including one in my area (Hillsborough County Bar Association).

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Shelver 506 said...

90 million books donated? That's amazing!

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I learned that First Book delivers on average 35,000 books a day!

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I learned that Target is a partner with them to end illiteracy.
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