Random House to Match Holiday Donations to Nonprofit First Book

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ This holiday season, kids in need will receive three times as many new books of their own, thanks to First Book and the generous support of Random House Children's Books.

First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides brand-new, high-quality books and educational resources to schools and programs serving children from low-income families.

Now through the end of the year, the impact of every donation to First Book will be tripled. For every $2.50 donated between now and the end of the year, Random House Children's Books will provide two additional new books, for a total of three books going to children in need. The gift is part of Random House's Community Cares project, which features Dr. Seuss's seasonal star the Grinch and encourages children and adults alike to do good deeds that grow your heart three sizes. (www.Seussville.com/growyourheart)

"There's no greater gift you can give a child than the wonderful books they need to become a strong reader," said Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of First Book. "And that gift will be so much more powerful this year, thanks to our friends at Random House Children's Books, who have stepped up to make sure that the holidays are merry and bright for thousands of kids in need."

First Book works with a national network of 70,000 schools and community programs across the country that serve children from low-income families.

Click here to donate to First Book today.

About First Book

First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. By making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis, First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education. For more information, please visit us online or follow our latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACT:Brian Minter, +1-202-639-0115, bminter@firstbook.org

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