Gift Wrap for the Holidays & Dine Out for Literacy with First Book-South Florida


First Book – South Florida is partnering with Barnes and Noble Boynton Beach and the Carolina Alehouse to put new books in the hands of kids in need with two fundraisers this holiday season. From December 8 – 14 volunteers will gift wrap Barnes& Noble purchases at the Boynton Beach location for a suggested donation to First Book-South Florida. Volunteers can sign up for a two hour shift HERE. This will count toward community service hours for students “This is a great fundraising opportunity for us. Not only do we raise money, but we also raise awareness about our mission in the community,” said Jessica Hall, Chair of First Book-South Florida. “Besides, what better way to do holiday shopping for the book lovers in your life? Not only do you finish your holiday shopping, but you also give back to your community.” Carolina Alehouse is hosting First Book – South Florida night on Wednesday, December 11 from 5 – 9 pm. To participate, download a flyer at and present it to your server. Carolina Alehouse will donate 15% of proceeds to First Book-South Florida. Plus, enjoy face painting and balloon animals with MzMirtha, and enter the raffle for a chance to win a NOOK®. For more information about the events, visit or email About First Book–South Florida Founded in 2012, First Book–South Florida is a 100% volunteer based Advisory Board that distributes books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low- income families. By making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis, Volunteers represent industries such as marketing, retail, law, and education. First Book–South Florida meets monthly and welcomes new Advisory Board members.