We are excited to welcome our new featured partner, Team First Book Philadelphia! For over 20 years, in efforts to improve children’s literacy in the city, the organization has been providing books to low-income preschools, elementary schools, charter schools and afterschool programs that don’t have access to reading materials.
Currently, Team First Book Philadelphia is distributing books to 15 different sites for the 2017 Mayor’s Playstreet Book Club. Over 1,300 carefully-selected collections of books will be distributed to the sites. Prior to this, the organization donated more than 3,000 new books to the Andrew Hamilton School in honor of the Nancy Tannenbaum Book Award.
Team First Book Philadelphia’s volunteers come from a wide variety of industries, whether it be education, media, business, politics, or nonprofit. All of their Executive Council members and volunteers have been raised and attended school in the Philadelphia area, allowing for them to have personal ties to something that has impacted them.