From: Breanne Durham
Location: Lewiston, ID
Dear Mr. Bear,
My name is Breanne Durham and I am the Coordinator of First Book, a childhood literacy program at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. I would like to invite you to participate in our program by donating autographed books for our online auction fundraiser.
One in every five children in our area lives in poverty. In the state of Idaho, one in every six children goes to bed hungry. Nationally, 61% of children living in low-income households have no age-appropriate books at home. These are the children that First Book was designed to reach.
First Book is a national non-profit organization with a single mission: to give children in low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books. Our grants will benefit libraries, homeless and crisis shelters, schools and Head Start programs throughout North Central Idaho and a portion of Eastern Washington. In just two years we have distributed almost 26,000 books to more than 2,600 children. More information can be found at www.firstbook.org.
The First Book-LCSC advisory board is soliciting autographed books to be auctioned online. We hope you will sign one or more of your books and donate them today. One-hundred percent of the funds raised will be used to purchase books for children. All donations are tax deductible and may be sent to:
Lewis Clark Service Corps
Lewis-Clark State College
500 8th Avenue
Lewiston, ID 83501
Thank you in advance for your support of First Book and your part in giving the gift of reading to needy children. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Coordinator, First Book - LCSC
Breanne Durham | Service-Learning, Volunteer Center and First Book-LCSC Coordinator
Lewis-Clark State College | 500 8th Ave | Lewiston, ID 83501 | 208.792.2194
From: Greg Bear
Thanks for the notification, Breanne! Sounds like a very worthy cause. I'll send a book shortly.