In the month of March, I am excited to be donating $0.50 for every comment made on my blog to First Book.
If you have been following my blog for awhile, you know that I'm a childhood literacy proponent, so when I learned about First Book on Twitter I had to help their mission. First Book provides new books to children in need throughout the United States and Canada. Kyle Zimmer, co-founder of First Book, saw the need for the cause over 20 years ago while volunteering at her local food pantry as a tutor. She realized the children had no books - the kids who needed the most help, had the fewest resources. Through Kyle's efforts, and her many supporters, First Book has now distributed more than 135 million books to programs and schools serving children from low-income families. First Book's goal is to see that all children, regardless of their economic level, have access to an ongoing supply of new books and education materials, so they can achieve more in school and in life.
|Shelfie with one of my kids' favorite bedtime storybooks,|
Farm Kisses #MagicOfStorytelling
One of First Book's biggest donors is Disney. For over 15 years, these two organizations have teamed up to provide children in need with books. 2016 marks a milestone of Disney donating 50 million books through the First Book program. To celebrate this milestone, Disney is inviting people to participate in their Magic of Storytelling campaign through March 31. You can get involved by taking a shelfie, a photo of you with your favorite book or bookshelf, and share it on social media with the hashtag #MagicOfStorytelling on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. For each shelfie posted, First Book will direct a book donated by Disney to a child in need, up to 500,000 books. This is also a great chance to create awareness of the program and the need of youth in America and Canada.
So get involved! Post a Shelfie! And make sure to comment on any of my blog posts all month long to support First Book. Tomorrow would be a great day to get involved as it marks Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America Day! What is your favorite children's book? Remember to Comment for a Cause!