Have a look at our album of photos from the event on our Facebook page. And here are a few choice ones.
|The truck arrives!|
|Ken Tray of UESF pleased with the turnout!|
|90 volunteers helped to distribute the books|
|People came from daycare centers, libraries and schools.|
|Recipients lined up outside Sports Basement on Bryant Street|
We continued our partnership with Sports Basement and Charity Madness. What's that you ask? Every year the NCAA basketball "March Madness" tournament captivates the nation with underdogs and buzzer beaters. Two years ago, leveraging this excitement, Sports Basement unveiled their "Charity Madness" tournament. Here's how it works: There are 4 divisions with 6-8 charities (or charity groups). Charities then encourage their supporters to mention their charity at Sports Basement's registers. The customer receives a 10% discount and the charity receives a 10% revenue share. The most funds raised wins that week's match up. "Losers" get a nice check for the funds they raised, "Winners" get to keep fundraising for an even bigger check. Everybody wins! Last year participating charities raised $39,142.
And that's not all! We're also gearing up for Dia de Los Ninos San Francisco on April 6th. We're continuing our commitment to this wonderful day for Children and Books, celebrating reading and the pleasure of reading.
Read on friends, and keep supporting First Book San Francisco!