Thursday, May 01, 2008

Calling All eBay-ers!

My beloved sorority (actually, ahem, Fraternity for Women), Pi Beta Phi, has teamed up with First Book to provide books to children everywhere - helping to promote one of the most important life skills of all - literacy.

I am so impressed by the work being done by First Book, based out of Washington, D.C. and really hope that any of you who will be doing any eBay (selling or buying!) transactions will please think of the following when doing so!

First Book and eBay Harness the Power of MANY!

We are thrilled to announce that First Book is joining forces with eBay Foundation for Community Gives - the first online giving campaign designed to engage the eBay Community in supporting First Book’s work.

First Book is one of only three organizations eBay Foundation has chosen to support as part of the campaign, which was launched Monday with a $1 million grant split evenly among the three. Visitors to the site are encouraged to buy, sell or donate on behalf of First Book.

You can help! Do you have something you were ready to put in the garage sale pile? Sell it on eBay on behalf of First Book — you set the portion to benefit the charity. Or make a donation for as little as $1; for every person who gives to First Book, eBay will give an additional dollar. (Be sure to select First Book.)

Visit the site to read some great stories from local programs transformed by First Book — and help us spread the word today!
PS - Check out First Book's blog and add it to your daily reads!


  1. I think it's awesome that y'all are doing First Book. I'm an Alpha Xi Delta alum from UNC Asheville and we do First Book too!

  2. Wow - that's so exciting! Glad to see that other Greek organizations are adding to the effort :-)

  3. Thanks for this great post, Lisa! It's mentions like these that will make the difference for the success of this exciting campaign with eBay Foundation -- and, ultimately, the kids we work to serve every day here at First Book.

    Find out how you can help!