For quite a while now one of the links on the right side column of this blog has been to First Book, “a nonprofit organization with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books.”
As a child I was (and still am today) a voracious reader. Books were (and still are) some of my most treasured possessions. Reading and books expand the mind and the imagination, something every child needs as they are growing up.
Over at First Book they have a blog called Bookmark and they have partnered with the Walt Disney Company in a special promotion involving the new movie, “Bedtime Stories” which opens Christmas Day. For every comment about your favorite bedtime story left on this Bookmark blog post, Disney will donate a book for a child in need to First Book, up to 250,000 books.
My comment was number 322, so still lots of comments needed before the promotion ends on December 25th. It’s an easy, painless and even fun way to help see that books get into the hands of children who could not otherwise have such an opportunity to enjoy the pleasure of reading.
While you’re commenting, look for my comment to see what my favorite bedtime story was as a child.
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