Book Store Donates to Keiki Literacy Programs

First Book-Moloka’i announced today that two $500 gift cards from Borders have been given to two literacy programs that serve Moloka’i children.  Borders gift cards went to Punana Leo o Moloka’i and Moloka’i High School Library.  
Borders and Waldenbooks stores held a four-day national promotion in August 2006 to benefit First Book, which raised more than $270,000 for the nonprofit.
First Book-Moloka’i has been distributing books to programs serving low-income children since 2005. Since 2005, 1,954 books have been granted.  Last year, Kaunakakai Elementary School received a $500 Borders gift card and this year we granted two gift cards to very important literacy programs on island.
First Book-Moloka’i board member and Title I Linker, Siri Anderson said, “We are so excited to partner with First Book and Borders and place so many new books into the hands of our Molokai keiki!  These books help children build their own libraries at home.”
First Book is an international nonprofit organization with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books.  In neighborhoods across the country, First Book Advisory Boards unite leaders from all sectors of the community to provide books to children in literacy programs, shelters for battered children, housing projects initiatives, soup kitchens, after-school programs and other community-based efforts reaching children living at or below the poverty line.
For more information about First Book, or to make a donation to help children in need, please visit


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