Help every child to find their inner
Give them books!
The research is clear – access to books is essential for reading and literacy development.
like you, in 2014, we:
· Gave over 53,000 books to Bay Area children from low-income families. This brought first time book ownership and the foundation of a home and school library to many children.
· Increased by 250% the number of local organizations and classrooms to which we provide free books.
Children who read, succeed!
Every child deserves an equal chance
and books of their own. To:
· Get involved
· Learn how organizations can register for free books
· Donate to First Book SF
Visit our blog at:
or to donate by check:
First Book – San Francisco
c/o Jude Deckenbach
368 Connecticut Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Happy Holidays and best wishes
to you and yours from all of us at
First Book San Francisco!
Our Advisory Board members and affiliations:
Ande Elzie, Retired CCSF Instructor; Tutor, Monroe Elementary
Brian Castagne, Technology/Family Literacy Coord., Project Read, SFPL
Deena Minwalla, Head of Student Satisfaction, AltSchool
Irene Blum, Reading Specialist; Volunteer, Children’s Book Project
Jude Deckenbach, Chair, First Book SF Local Advisory Board
Ken Tray, Political Director, United Educators of San Francisco
Kendra Hyett, Non-Profit Consultant
Luanne Schulte, Speech Pathologist; Literacy Volunteer,
Up on Top After School and Summer Programs
Lynne Maes, Partner, Pulsing Word Consulting
Megumi Smisson, Marketing and Advertising Executive
Stephanie Tang, Coordinator, Screen Actors Guild Foundation
BookPALS – San Francisco
About First Book
First Book is a national organization utilizing local advisory boards (LABs) to provide new books to children from low-income families.