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KETCHIKAN - First Book Southeast Alaska recently received a grant of $500 from the Juneau Community Foundation and the Machamer Charitable Fund to provide general support for book grants to community organizations in Southeast Alaska. First Book Southeast Alaska is part of First Book's national network of volunteer led Advisory Boards who provide new books to children in need in communities across the country. First Book-Southeast Alaska works to promote and facilitate the distribution of new books to literacy programs in our region.
First Book Southeast Alaska receives grant 102809 AE 2 Capital City Weekly KETCHIKAN - First Book Southeast Alaska recently received a grant of $500 from the Juneau Community Foundation and the Machamer Charitable Fund to provide general support for book grants to community organizations in Southeast Alaska. First Book Southeast Alaska is part of First Book's national network of volunteer led Advisory Boards who provide new books to children in need in communities across the country. First Book-Southeast Alaska works to promote and facilitate the distribution of new books to literacy programs in our region.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Story last updated at 10/28/2009 - 12:18 pm

First Book Southeast Alaska receives grant

KETCHIKAN - First Book Southeast Alaska recently received a grant of $500 from the Juneau Community Foundation and the Machamer Charitable Fund to provide general support for book grants to community organizations in Southeast Alaska. First Book Southeast Alaska is part of First Book's national network of volunteer led Advisory Boards who provide new books to children in need in communities across the country. First Book-Southeast Alaska works to promote and facilitate the distribution of new books to literacy programs in our region.

By providing children from low-income homes books they can take home and keep, First Book targets the only variable that correlates significantly with reading scores the number of books in the home.

Call Charlotte at 225-0370 for more information about First Book Southeast Alaska and its grants. More information about First Book can be found online at http://www.firstbook.org/.


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