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Our Mission: To improve childhood literacy in Henry County by providing free books to preschool children.

Our Strategy:  Ferst Henry is sending out more than 1,800 books each month!  Our goal is to be able to afford to send books out to every single preschooler in Henry County. The only thing stopping us is adequate funding. Every registered child will receive an age-appropriate book each month until they turn five years of age.  Since 2007, we have sent over 180,000 free books to preschool children in our county.

Our Challenge:  The books are free to the children, but they are not free.  It costs $36 per child, per year, to send 12 age-appropriate, high-quality children's books and reading guides for parents.  That means Ferst Henry has to raise over $14,000 per month to keep the books flowing to our current registered children.

Our CAT Team:  A group of community volunteers-including business leaders, retired teachers, social service professionals, and other committed citizens-who know the importance of books in the lives of young readers.  Ferst Henry's Community Action Team leads the fundraising efforts to pay for the books.

Our Sponsor:  We are the local affiliate  for the state and represent the children of Henry County. All money collected from our efforts goes directly to providing books for children living in Henry County. 

We are sponsored by The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy (http://www.ferstfoundation.org/),  located in Madison, GA. 

 * Books cost $36

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We are one of over 80 local affiliates working with the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy, Inc. to bring free books to preschoolers in Georgia.
 
 
Tomake a donation, volunteer, or learn more, contact Patti Brown at
pbrownhenryferst@gmail.com.

"Together we can create stronger families
and more confident and capable children
who are better able to shape their own destinies."
-Robin Ferst, Founder of Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy 

Our Partners:
 
Retired Teachers Association
Heritage Community Bank Foundation
Snapping Shoals EMC
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Piedmont Healthcare
Publix Super Markets Charities
Georgia Power 
Speedway Childrens Charity
Taylor Foundation
Henry County Library System
Henry County Schools
Henry Heritage Reading Council
Henry County Kiwanis Club
Henry County Rotary Club
Constellation Community Champion 
Connecting Henry
McDonough Lions Club
Edward Jones, Henry County advisors
United Community Bank- Customer Appreciation Day
Wells Fargo Bank
Numerous Henry County Businesses and Private Citizens


Ferst Foundation of Henry County
1001 Florence McGarity Blvd. - McDonough, GA  30252
(678) 432-4542
A Georgia Not-for-profit Corporation