Books on Wheels Volunteers Needed

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Volunteers Needed to Help Distribute Over 40k New Books to Youth in Need
Books on Wheels presented by H-E-B Needs Many Hands to Sort, Distribute and Assist in this Giveaway.

First Book-San Antonio  has issued a call for volunteers needed Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, to assist in a major book giveaway to San Antonio groups serving low-income youth.

Earlier this year, the local First Book-San Antonio advisory board was awarded a truckload of over 40,000 FREE books that will be given away to recipient groups on the last weekend in May.  Volunteers are needed at Books on Wheels presented by H-E-B to help sort and stack the books, as well as assist in the distribution of the books to the program representatives collecting the books for the children they serve.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and be able to work on their feet and lift light loads.  The giveaway will take place at an H-E-B warehouse, so volunteers must be able to work outside.  This opportunity is ideal for church groups, businesses or others who have volunteer hour goals to fulfill.

To sign up as an individual or group to volunteer, please go to http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139042401   For more information on this volunteer opportunity or First Book-San Antonio, please contact First Book-San Antonio at sanantonio_tx@firstbook.org .

About First Book-San Antonio

First Book-San Antonio was formed in 2013 with the mission to distribute books to programs serving low-income children.  The First Book Advisory Board is comprised of individuals from the community representing organizations and businesses such as Random House Children’s Books and United Way.

About First Book

First Book provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books. An innovative leader in social enterprise, First Book has distributed more than 100 million free and low cost books to disadvantaged children and the programs that serve them. In neighborhoods across the country, First Book Advisory Boards unite leaders from all sectors of the community to provide books to children in literacy programs, shelters for battered children, housing project initiatives, soup kitchens, after-school programs and other community-based efforts reaching children living at or below the poverty line.

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  1. Is there anyway to sign up for this event when they do it again next year? I would like to sign up as a volunteer.

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