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 110,000 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 2021, our team raised $26,400, which was granted to 12 local agencies, allowing low-income children to have their first home libraries.

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