There are many different ways to support the efforts of First Book-Charlotte in our communities. In hundreds of communities across the country, First Book volunteers are helping to bring the magic of books to children in need. First Book believes that local individuals can best identify the strengths and needs of their communities. First Book Advisory Boards are committees of volunteers, representing a community or campus, that come together to raise awareness and funds in order to provide new books to local literacy programs serving children from low-income families.
- Join our Local Advisory Board
Work at the local level to fundraise and award book grants to programs serving children in your community.
- Volunteer at a book distribution
Help us ship and distribute books from warehouse locations across the country.
- Visit the Literacy Site
Visit the site daily and click for free to fund new books for kids.
- Donate to First Book
Every $2.50 donation buys a new book for a child in need.
- First Book GiftCards
For folks young and old on your holiday list comes a holiday sentiment that simply can't miss. Share the magic of books by sending someone a Book Giving giftcard
- Start a Books for Kids, Books for Keeps fundraising page
Invite friends and family to join you in raising funds to place brand new books into the hands of children who need them.
- Visit the First Book National blog
Get a day-to-day glimpse of the work that First Book does.
- Subscribe to the First Book National eNewsletter
Receive periodic updates on our activities.
- Visit our Local Events Calendar
View upcoming and highlighted activities.
Opportunities for Companies Organizations
- Become a First Book Partner
We work closely with our network of corporate and nonprofit partners to develop new ways to use private sector strategies for the public good.
- Become a Publishing Partner
By making large-scale donations to the First Book National Book Bank, publishing companies save the cost of multiple book shipments to fulfill donation requests and can refer organizations requesting book donations to the FBNBB.
- Donate warehouse space
We have an ongoing need for warehouse facilities that can accept drop-shipments and deliveries of new books.