Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Current Board Members

Active Board Members as of December 13, 2011

Michael Andolina
- Education Director, Jamestown Community Center San Francisco

 Irene Blum
- Retired Reading Teacher and Elementary Education Specialist
- Volunteer, Children’s Book Project

Brian Castagne
- Families for Literacy Coordinator/Computer Lab Coordinator
Project Read of the San Francisco Public Library

Jude Deckenbach
- National Liaison, First Book San Francisco
- Former Executive Director, The Reading Tree

Andrea "Ande" Elzie
- Retired Child Development Instructor, City College of San Francisco
- Volunteer, Child Development Center and Family Studies Department
City College of San Francisco

Carla Hatley
- Coordinator, San Francisco BookPALS Program
Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools, Screen Actors Guild Foundation

Kathy Katz
- Programs Manager, The Children's Book Project

Elmer Owens, PhD
- Retired Speech Pathologist, UC San Francisco
- Volunteer, Up on Top After School Tutoring Program

Luanne Schulte
- Speech Pathologist
- Volunteer, Up on Top After School Tutoring Program

Monday, November 28, 2011

Looking for the perfect holiday gift?
Give the Gift of Reading!
Many Bay Area kids don’t own books. Let’s change that!
Our coalition of early literacy advocates works directly with families in need to build home libraries.
Kids who read succeed.
Our partnership with First Book allows us to purchase brand new books for less than $3.00 each. Your tax-deductible contribution to our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization will provide:
$25.00 donation = 8 books $50.00 donation = 16 books
$100.00 donation = 33 books $250.00 donation = 83 books
Your contribution will allow us to purchase and distribute incredible titles such as:

Donations by check: First Book – San Francisco c/o Jude Deckenbach, 368 Connecticut Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Donate online through the link on our blog sidebar: www.firstbooksf.blogspot.com
or directly
(Please make sure to select San Francisco under the Gift Designation drop down list)
Thank you for your continued support!

Carla, Kathy, Ande, Michael, Luanne, Elmer, Jude, and Brian

Friday, August 05, 2011

Mother's Day

Spreading the love....isn't that what your mama did with you? In honor of all mothers we sent out a direct mail piece for Mother's Day which generated a great response - thanks to everyone for donating to First Book SF to honor your mom or someone special for mother's day. And if you didn't get a chance to donate yet - remember, it's never too late!

To donate to SF First Book online:

Best Regards, Jude

Monday, March 07, 2011

World Wide Recognition for Children's Book Project through O Magazine

Hey Early Literacy Lovers,

Children's Book Project was highlighted in the March issue of O Magazine - here is what they say:


"Goodnight Moon—or Twilight

The Children's Book Project has helped thousands of disadvantaged children learn to read by giving more than 1.5 million books to schools, homeless shelters, and community centers. Any gently used children's book can be donated—whether a board book for infants or a novel for teens."

To view the article online click here O Magazine / Children's Book Project (the link in the article mistakenly points to another non-profit's website.)

Let's all donate our gently used books to Children's Book Project (www.childrensbookproject.org) - they'll even take your gently used money.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

We're in the Money!

Thank you everyone for helping us meet our fundraising goal in 2010! We had our most successful direct mail campaign ever - which raised over $5K in three weeks.
And it's only just begun.
We will be awarding book grants to our recipient groups by the end of March.
Stay tuned for details on our next event in the spring.