Don't just give a card (with or without a gift).
Give a card that is a gift to another.
Cards for Books gives a book to a child in need with the purchase of every card.
Research has found that 61 percent of low-income families have no books at all in their homes for their children.
And in low-income neighborhoods the ratio of book to child is 1 to 300 (1 book for every 300 children).
Giving children access to print materials is associated with positive behavioral, educational, and psychological outcomes.
Cards for Books recognizes the need for children to have books in the home.
Our mission is simple: BUY A CARD. GIVE A BOOK.
Cards for Books donates a book (or its equivalent value) to a free book program in the community of the store it was purchased (or the nearest local free book program).
DON'T JUST GIVE A CARD (WITH OR WITHOUT A GIFT).
GIVE THE CARD THAT GIVES THE GIFT OF READING TO THE CHILDREN IN YOUR COMMUNITY.
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BOOKS. BOOKS. BOOKS.
I love to give books.
I can think of nothing that brings so much comfort, joy, and security to a child than having a book read to them.
In 2007 I created the nonprofit First Library (firstlibrary.org), a free monthly book program for children, just so I could give away books.
In 2012 I expanded the program and created First Library Plus, a free weekly book plus educational toy program for first time mothers in need.
I've expanded on the idea and created Cards for Books, greeting cards you give that give back to children in need.
They are designed to promote early childhood literacy and give books to child in need in other communities not covered by the First Library Plus program.
With the purchase of every greeting card, a book (or its equivalent value) is donated to a free book program in the community of the store it was purchased (or the nearest local free book program).
Cards for Books
First Library (firstlibrary.org), is a NJ Non Profit Corporation dedicated to promoting early childhood literacy for children born to first time mothers through educational support and book ownership.
Newborn children of first time parents receive up to 60 brand new, age-appropriate books each month, until the age of 5, at no cost or obligation to their families.
All we ask is that they read to them daily.