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"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi ~


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 logo, below.

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:

Donate On-Line:

Click HERE to link to First Book’s secure on-line donation site


To Donate by Telephone:

Call First Book at


Make sure you mention Exercise the Right to Read!


To Donate by Mail:

Make your check out to First Book and be sure to write Exercise the Right to Read in the memo space.

Mail to:

First Book / ETRTR Campaign
Attn: Corporate Strategy

1319 F Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1155


"Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is
sufficiently appreciated by mankind."

~ Henry David Thoreau~


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