Monday, June 25, 2012

FREE BOOKS for Southeastern Michigan organizations serving kids from low income families via @firstbook

Thank you for all the wonderful work you do to support the children and
families in your community.  I want to let you know about a great
opportunity this summer to help promote literacy.
The GM Foundation is partnering with First Book <>,
a national nonprofit organization that provides high-quality new books to
programs and schools serving children in need.  I'm excited to inform you
that the First Book National Book
be in the Detroit area this July to distribute* 500,000 brand-new freebooks* to
programs and schools locally and nationwide.  Organizations can register
for free to receive age appropriate books to give to the kids they assist
or to restock the resources in their facility.
Click the links above to learn more about First Book and theirNational Book
*Please help spread the word by forwarding this message to organizations
serving kids from low income families.*
The instructions below will tell you how to get started.  Let's keep our
kids reading!

*In order to receive free books from FIRST BOOK, organizations need to
follow these instructions (it's easy):***
1.        Register your program with First Book for free by clicking this
link:   <>
To best serve you, First Book will need to collect some information about
your school or program when you register.  You will need:
· The percentage of children served by your school who are from low-income
· Criteria used by your school to determine the definition of "low income"
(such as free and reduced lunch guidelines, census data, or HUD guidelines)
· Your school's federal tax ID number (optional)
· An estimate of your students' ethnic makeup, ages, and languages
2.        Keep an eye on your inbox (and junk folder just in case!) for
emails regarding the upcoming book distribution in July. You will be
invited to review the list of great titles available from First Book and
submit an application for which titles you would like to receive.
3.        Get ready to start spreading the joy of reading with your
*Once registered, you can apply for books by logging onto your First Book
account .Applications for the Detroit distribution
will available toward the end of June.
If you are already registered with FIRST BOOK, you can still apply.  Just
log into your First Book account at make sure your
account information is up to date. Then keep an eye on your email for
information about the upcoming book distribution in your area.

Register today because applications for books will only be accepted for a
limited time. Registering with First Book will also provide you with
ongoing access to other
low-cost books and resources <>.

If you need assistance completing your registration or applying for books,
please contact the First Book Help Team at 866-READ-NOW or
Warm regards,

Vivian Pickard
President, GM Foundation & Director, Corporate Relations
General Motors Company
300 Renaissance Center
MC 482-C27-D76
Detroit, MI  48265

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