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  • What We Do

    The Ferst Foundation addresses one of the most basic issues of childhood literacy-ensuring the availability of quality books in the home so that parents can read to their child. Read More
  • Why We Do It

    Ferst Foundation is making a difference in the lives of children across the state, one book at a time. We know this, not only from impressive test scores of Ferst graduates, but from parents themselves, who tell us everyday how much they value their children being part of the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy (FFCL) program.Ferst Foundation is making a difference in the lives of children across the state, one book at a time. We know this, not only from impressive test scores of Ferst graduates, but from parents themselves, who tell us everyday. Read More
  • How You Can Help

    It costs only $36 per year to provide the essential ingredient to help one child – books. With your support, we will continue to be the difference in lives of Georgia’s children by helping them achieve early learning success through the gift of literacy – a gift that will last a lifetime.Give the gift of literacy. Give a child a chance.It costs only $36 per year to provide the essential ingredient to help one child – books. Help them achieve early learning success through the gift of literacy – a gift that will last a lifetime. Give the gift of literacy. Give a child a chance. Read More
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Changing Children's Lives With the Gift of Literacy

Imagine a young child receiving a book in the mail every month until the age of five. What better way to say reading is important? Children enrolled in the Ferst Program receive a new book every month in the mail until their 5th birthday. There is absolutely no cost (ever) to registered children in participating areas! The program is made possible through the partnership with local, all-volunteer Community Action Teams (CATs).

Funding is provided through private donations, corporate sponsorships and grants. Contact us to help with a local Program or get a new one started in your area so that we may work together to bring the gift of literacy to every child 0-5 years old. Partnering together, we can help prepare every child for success in school and in life.

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  • For Parents

    The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children. Read More >>>
  • Program Overview

    Our Mission: Provide books for local communities to prepare all Georgia preschool children for reading and learning success. Read More >>>
  • Get Involved

    Approximately 61 percent of low-income families do not have a single piece of reading material suitable for a child. Find out how you can help. Read More >>>
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