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First Book Metro-Atlanta Now Accepting Book Grant Applications from Georgia's Children Programs

First Book Metro Atlanta announced today that it is now accepting book grant applications from local nonprofit programs serving children in need. Applications are due by October 08, 2012. Grant awards announcements will be made by November 1, 2012.

 
PRLog - Sep. 4, 2012 - First Book Metro Atlanta announced today that it is now accepting book grant applications from local nonprofit programs serving children in need. Teachers and directors of local preschools, day care, after-school, tutoring and mentoring programs are encouraged to apply on behalf of their programs. To be eligible to receive a First Book grant, organizations are required to: send proof of their 501(c) 3 non-profit status, incorporate reading as part of their program activities, serve children and families from low-income households, provide multiple distributions to each child in the program, and support the child’s ongoing education outside of the school classroom setting. First Book Metro Atlanta targets its grants to children ages 3-7. Applications are due by October 08, 2012. Grant awards announcements will be made by November 1, 2012.

Each child, age 3-7, participating in a program that receives a grant, will receive one book per month for 6-9 months which enables the children to start their own home libraries they can share with their siblings and families. (Shelters may be exempted from this 6-12 month requirement). They will also receive a bookplate on which to place their names, celebrating the importance of book ownership. The book grants are made possible through local fundraising efforts by members of First Book Metro Atlanta.

“The children’s faces light up when they discover they can keep these books and take them home to read over and over again,” states Fabiola Charles of First Book Metro Atlanta. “We hope to provide every child in need in Metro Atlanta with brand new books.”

To request an application via email or to volunteer with First Book, please contact firstbook.metroatlanta@gmail.com.

About First Book Metro Atlanta: First Book Metro Atlanta has distributed books to programs serving low-income children in the five county Metro Atlanta area since 2005. The First Book Advisory Board is comprised of individuals from the community representing a wide variety of organizations and businesses. First Book Metro Atlanta has raised funds for over 40,000 books. For More information about this local chapter, visit  http://supporters.firstbook.org/site/RedirectHandler?key=....

About First Book: First Book is an international nonprofit organization with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books. In neighborhoods across the country, First Book Advisory Boards unite leaders from all sectors of the community to provide books to children in literacy programs, shelters for battered children, housing project initiatives, soup kitchens, after-school programs and other community-based efforts reaching children living at or below the poverty line. Since its inception in 1992, First Book has distributed over 45 million new books to children in need in hundreds of communities nationwide.

Contact:
Jorgelina Striedinger
firstbook.metroatlanta@gmail.com
(404) 409-3055

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