If you watch GMA Strahan & Sara, then you know how much Sara and I love our kids. We talk a lot about how hard parenting can be, laughing at how funny our kids are, even swapping lives to see how our other half lives. We are both really grateful that we’re able to provide for our children and give them some of the things they want and all of what they need. So when Sara and I recently took part in a “selfie challenge” on behalf of Disney’s #MagicofStorytelling supporting the nonprofit First Book, we knew we’d stumbled on something pretty special. And you thought so, too: A lot of you were curious about what First Book did—and since Sunday is National Children’s Day, we thought it was the perfect time to share what we know with you.
Since 1992, First Book has been striving to create equal access to quality education for all kids through the power of books. They work to make everything—new books, learning materials, and other essentials—affordable to its member network of more than 400,000 educators who exclusively serve these kids. Members work everywhere from classrooms and afterschool programs to shelters and clinics to distribute much-needed books and resources, and have reached an average of 5 million children every year. First Book also collaborates with kid-favorite authors and illustrators like Mo Willems and Kwame Alexander to support literacy and education in their local communities and across the country.
For more details on this great organization, check out firstbook.org.