A Huge Thank You to First Book DC!

It’s never too early to start thinking about the 7th Annual FLOC Book Festival! Luckily, First Book DC didn’t think so, either! FLOC is the recipient of a generous gift from First Book DC to purchase books from the organization’s online store. This is FLOC’s second grant from First Book to help us select books for FLOC students and families to take home to add to their own personal library.

First Book is a national organization that has local branches in many cities. The First Book DC Advisory Board raises funds locally in order to provide eligible programs high-quality, brand new books to distribute to the children they serve. Since 1992, the organization has provided more than 80 million new books to disadvantaged youth in thousands of communities nationwide. The DC Advisory Board works to promote and facilitate the distribution of new books to literacy programs in Washington, DC.

FLOC is grateful for the partnership with First Book DC so that our children and families can receive new books during the Book Festival. Although it is still a while off, this year’s Book Festival will be hosted at an offsite venue to accommodate more students and their families. Past events have included a story read by a local author, a guest speaker, arts and crafts, and an opportunity for students and families to select books that have been generously donated. Mark your calendar for this year’s event on Saturday, November 16th, 2013.

Thank you again to First Book for your generous support! We can’t wait to select books for our students to take home!

(Kate Fleischer is the Development Assistant at FLOC).

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