Bucks for Books

First Book News Release

Friendly Isle United Fund will celebrate the New Year by granting $748 to First Book-Molokai to purchase hundreds of new books for the keiki on our island.

“We are proud to be chosen as a recipient of a grant by the Friendly Isle United Fund and happy that our children will benefit from this grant,” said Linda DeGraw, First Book-Molokai chair.

First Book-Molokai is part of a national network of First Book Advisory Boards, providing new books to children in need in communities across the country.  Comprised of volunteers from all sectors of the community, First Book- Molokai works to promote and facilitate the distribution of new books to programs right in our community.  Since 2004, First Book-Molokai has distributed more than 8,304 books to local programs serving low-income children such as Molokai High School GRADS program, Na Kamali`i Hoaloha Childcare Center, Molokai Public Library, Kaunakakai Elementary Library, Aka`ula School All God’s Children Preschool, and Reading Excel Program at Kilohana Elementary.

Friendly Isle United Fund is an island-wide organization that funds many local programs and gives much-needed support so that we may fulfill our missions. First Book-Molokai is one of many programs that the Friendly Isle United Fund has helped through the years and we are very grateful for that support. This grant must be used by June 15, 2011, so please contact First Book-Molokai as soon as possible.

To request information on how you might qualify for an application for your literacy organization, please contact Linda DeGraw, chair of First Book-Molokai at 553-9814 or Molokai_Hi@firstbook.org 

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