Awards and recognition
As Books for Collier Kids and, formerly, First Book-Collier County, we received the following awards and recognition for serving our community.
The Gift of Reading Mary Polizzotto helps children feel the magic of owning their own books by Brooke Stiles/eBella magazine With the help of Mary Polizzotto, Books for Collier Kids (BCK) has, since 2005, distributed more than 1.2 million books to children in low-income families. As book distribution chair, she has carried out BCK’s single mission: providing new books to children in need. From pre-K to second grade, children in all 20 of Collier County’s … Continue reading →
February 12, 2013 First Book-Collier County received the 2013 Harvey Kapnick Award from the Community Foundation of Collier County The award was presented to FBCC’s Chair and Co-founder, Joanne Wyss, by Kathleen Kapnick at the Foundation’s annual Celebration of Philanthropy luncheon. First Book-Collier County is a leading chapter of the award-winning national nonprofit organization, First Book. It was formed in 2005 to provide new books to children in need. It now purchases and distributes new … Continue reading →
STARFISH! In the past seven years it has given more than 350,000 books to pre-kindergarten through second-grade students in Head Start and Title I school programs. No wonder First Book will be honored by the Community Foundation of Collier County with the Harvey Kapnick Award for philanthropy. First Book forges ahead next month with the distribution of 6,800 Dr. Seuss books — on the author’s 109th birthday anniversary. Explains Nora Kolmer, co-chair of development and … Continue reading →
First Book-Collier County was recently featured on the Collier County School District website as a Featured Partner for the thousands of books distributed to children living in poverty who attend Collier County Schools. Click here to read the full story.Continue reading →