First Book-Metro Atlanta
First Book Metro Atlanta is a non-profit organization and has distributed books to programs serving low-income children in the five county Metro Atlanta area since 2005.
First Book provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy access to books. An innovative leader in social enterprise, each year First Book distributes millions of free and low-cost books to disadvantaged children and the programs that serve them.
In the past five years, First Book-Metro Atlanta has provided more than 17,000 new books to more than 2,000 children in Metro Atlanta area. The children come from traditionally underserved areas, where research shows that more than 60% of families own no age-appropriate books. They are enrolled in a variety of early learning, after-school and family care programs administered by neighborhood associations, schools, churches, and hospitals.
Children receive an average of 9 books per year from our Advisory Board. These books are incorporated in the curriculum and are theirs to take home and keep, so they can start nurturing their love for reading.