Books for Collier Kids (formerly First Book-Collier County) is dedicated to putting a steady stream of new books into the hands of children living in poverty in our community–books for them to read and own. Books in the home are vital to a child’s ability to read and learn.


girl with book FTBooks for Collier Kids (formerly First Book-Collier County), in its second decade, provides brand-new, top-quality books throughout the school year.  We currently distribute 100,000 books annually to approximately 7,400 disadvantaged Collier County children in pre-K, kindergarten, and first- and second-grade . . . books for them to read, take home and share with their families.

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Join us for our Thanks a Million Celebration!

Books for Collier Kids is excited to celebrate that we have put 1 million books in hands of children living in poverty right here in Collier County.  On February 28, 2018, we celebrate this accomplishment and invite you to join us! Click here to learn more!

Give Where You Live – 2018

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank you for your generous support to Give Where You Live Collier for 2017!

Through the generosity of our community near and far, over $4 million was received in 24 short hours and more than $24,000 for Books for Collier Kids! Your gifts make a significant difference in the lives of the children from low-income families we serve in Collier County. Sincere thanks.

The dates for the 2018 campaign have been announced . . . from noon on February 21 to noon on February 22.  We will be in touch as the campaign gets closer!

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