First Book-Collier County celebrated the birthday of Theodor Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss, with a “Stay at Home and Read” fundraiser on March 2, 2013.
This local non-profit organization’s event was held in conjunction with the national literacy movement, Read Across America. FBCC helped children in Collier County celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by distributing The Cat in the Hat to pre-K, Fox in Socks to kindergarten, Green Eggs and Ham to grade one and Oh, Say Can You Say? to grade two.
Each year, FBCC gives books to more than 6,500 young children from low-income families. More than 350,000 books have been distributed by the local non-profit organization since it was founded in 2005.
On March 2, FBCC offered the “stay at home” opportunity to adopt a Title I classroom. Instead of attending an event, this is a chance to read to children in your life while helping the less fortunate children in Collier County. A donation of $500 provides books for an entire class for the school year, from pre-K through second grade. Sponsoring a classroom means that each child in the class will receive a book every month from October through May.