Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
PO Box 2062 ~ Jasper, GA 30142


Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy

Sue Appleton
Chair/Community Action Team


PHONE 706-692-9755

Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
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Donations can be mailed to:
Pickens Ferst Foundation
PO Box 2062
Jasper, GA 30143


www.ferstfoundation.org

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Provides free books monthly to Pickens County children from ages 0-5.



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The Pickens FERST Foundation for Childhood Literacy is a 501(c)3 non-profit public foundation which "Provides books to Pickens County pre-school children to prepare them for reading and learning success".

Pickens County is one of 70 Georgia communities that participates in this program.

The books are mailed on a monthly basis free of charge to each registered children from birth until five years of age. Each child receives an age-appropriate book with literacy support materials which includes a parent newsletter with tailored reading guides and child activity pages, all specially designed to make reading fun for the whole family.

The Ferst Foundation program eliminates the key reason why parents do not read to their child - the availability of quality books in the home.

The Program goals include encouraging children to learn through reading and promoting parent/family involvement in achieving early school success for their children.

Pickens FERST Foundation for Childhood Literacy has mailed out over 70,000 books since they started in May of 2009. Over 70% of ALL Pickens County children under the age of five are on this program. They are always looking for more.

Although the program is FREE to the parents, there is a cost of $3.00 per child per month which covers the cost of the book, mailing and literacy support materials. Pickens FERST is an all-volunteer organization. All money raised here; stays here.

Remember...SCHOOL SUCCESS BEGINS WITH FERST!

Won't you considering supporting one child for one year for only $32.00? Or sponsor a child for all five years for only $160.00!

Donations can be mailed to: Pickens Ferst Foundation, PO Box 2062, Jasper, GA 30143



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NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Pickens Ferst Most Wanted To Be Arrested (3/30/2017)
    Arraignment at the Old Historic Jail on North Main Street on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy is on the lookout for our Twelve Most Wanted suspects to be "arrested" and brought to the Old Historic...


  • Pickens FERST Week Proclamation 2017 (3/16/2017)
    March 20 through 27, 2017
    Whereas The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy was chartered by the State of Georgia in 1999 as the result of Georgia Citizen, Robin Ferst, and ...


  • Voting Open 'For the Love of Reading' CHALLENGE (2/9/2017)
    Sponsored by Ferst Foundation and Georgia Retired Educators Association
    If you want to understand the importance of reading to children from birth, ask a teacher. Not only did they ask, the Ferst Foundation for Childhood ...


  • Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator (6/10/2016)

    Ferst Foundation's sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Nav...


  • Leap Into Books Parent Newsletter (6/1/2016)
    Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
    In this issue: Speech and Language Development Tips for Children Ages 4 to 6; Jail N Bail Event Recap; Activities...


  • Pickens Ferst Jail & Bail (4/26/2016)

    Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy Jail and Bail event 'arrested' Eleven Most Wanted suspects and brought them to the Old Historic Jail o...


  • Pickens Ferst MOST WANTED to be Arrested (4/6/2016)

    Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy is on the lookout for our Eleven Most Wanted suspects to be "arrested" and brought to the Old Historic...


  • Who Will Be Standing Before The Judge? (3/30/2016)

    This year Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy will once again bring before "Judge" Jeff Downing a number of Pickens County community lead...


  • DETAINEES BAIL OUT OF JAIL (5/1/2015)

    On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Chief Lovell of Jasper City Police and Dr. Carlton Wilson of the Sheriff's Dept (yes, also the Principal of Jasper Element...


  • Ferst Foundation Jail & Bail (4/28/2015)

    10 FERST Wanted Suspects were detained at the Old Pickens County Jail on Main Street on April 28, 2015. They each had to raise $480 that provides boo...


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