Saturday, July 25, 2009

First Book Rallies Nation to Celebrate United We Serve's Education Week

Celebrate Education Week July 27-31

The nonprofit organization First Book invites Americans across the nation to celebrate United We Serve's Education Week next week by advocating for literacy activities. How can you participate? Read with a child, volunteer at a library, or organize a book drive. Even small gestures can make a difference in the reading life of a child.

United We Serve is is President Obama’s call to nationwide community service. This is a challenge to all Americans to engage in sustained, meaningful service because ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things.

“Economic recovery is as much about what you’re doing in your communities as what we’re doing in Washington -- and it’s going to take all of us, working together.”
President Barack Obama

The mission of First Book is to put new books in the hands of children in need. As one of fourteen national nonprofits on the United We Serve Education Team advancing book distributions, summer learning opportunities, and library card registrations, First Book is leading efforts to dramatically increase access to books for our nation’s disadvantaged children. The United We Serve initiative culminates in a day of service and remembrance on September 11, but is intended to remain a sustained, collaborative, and focused effort to promote service as a way of life for all Americans.

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