Our Story

An innovative leader in social enterprise, each year First Book distributes millions of free and low-cost books nation-wide to disadvantaged children and the programs that serve them.

Locally, Team First Book Portland was formed in 1998 to support children from low-income families in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. Our all-volunteer team draws its members from area nonprofits, agencies, businesses, and the community.

We have provided more than 120,000 brand new books to programs in the tri-county area, an achievement that has been made possible through the generous support of Portland citizens, businesses, and foundations.

During 2022, our team raised nearly $31,000, which was granted to various local agencies, allowing low-income children to have their first home libraries.