Our chosen charity,
First Book, is an award-winning children's literacy organization committed to a simple mission: giving children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books. Since 1992, First Book has been a leader in the social sector, creating innovative solutions to help millions of children in need. First Book's goal is to not just fight illiteracy, but to end it.
If children don't learn to read, the impact on their lives and on society as a whole is profound. Illiteracy and low literacy in adults can be linked to almost every socioeconomic problem in the United States and abroad. First Book addresses the crisis at its root--providing new books directly to children in need through community programs serving them and their families. First Book has distributed well over 50 million new books and is making a tangible difference in the lives of at-risk children. For
more information on First Book, click on the First Book
If you would like to make a direct contribution to the Exercise the Right to Read campaign your tax-deductible donation will be matched
book-for-dollar by Random House. For every dollar you donate, Random House will donate a book. Your generosity will
have a real impact!
It's easy to make a difference. Here's how:
Click HERE to link to First Book’s
secure on-line donation site
First Book at
sure you mention Exercise the Right to Read!
your check out to First Book and be sure to write Exercise the Right to Read in
the memo space.
Book / ETRTR Campaign
Attn: Corporate Strategy
1319 F Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1155
is almost the only virtue which is
sufficiently appreciated by mankind."
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