Ferst Readers of Pickens County
PO Box 2062 ~ Jasper, GA 30142


Ferst Readers of Pickens County

Sue Appleton
Chair/Community Action Team


PHONE 706-692-9755

Ferst Readers of Pickens County
Hours:

Donations can be mailed to:
Ferst Readers of Pickens County
PO Box 2062
Jasper, GA 30143


www.ferstfoundation.org

   Visit Facebook Page   

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



MORE INFORMATION


The Ferst Readers of Pickens County 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 80 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.

Ferst Readers of Pickens County has mailed out over 100,000 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 $36.00? Or sponsor a child for all five years for only $180.00!

Donations can be mailed to:
Ferst Readers of Pickens County
PO Box 2062
Jasper, GA 30143

or can be made on-line at www.ferstfoundation.org

Registrations can be made on-line at www.ferstfoundation.org



REGISTRATION FORM

Download and Print
Registration Form

(PDF)




NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Who Will Be Standing Before the Judge? (3/9/2019)

    This year Ferst Readers of Pickens County will once again bring before Pickens Ferst “Judge" a number of Pickens County community leaders to answer t...


  • Pickens Ferst Jail & Bail (4/24/2018)

    Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy arrested Twelve Most Wanted suspects and brought to the Old Historic Jail on North Main Street on Tues...


  • Pickens Ferst Most Wanted To Be Arrested (4/17/2018)

    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...


  • BOLO For These 'Suspects' In Pickens (3/26/2018)

    Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy is on the lookout for these 12 suspects to be "arrested" by local law enforcement and brought to the O...


  • Pickens Ferst Week Proclaimed (3/23/2018)

    Each year the first week of Spring is declared as Pickens FERST Week in Pickens County in recognition of the local childhood literacy program. On Ma...


  • Foothills IGA Market supports 'Love of Literacy' (2/19/2018)

    A special thank you to the Foothills IGA Market team and Jeff Downing, as well as their customers for caring about Pickens FERST Foundation for Child...


  • 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...


  •     1     2     3     4     More >>







    Support KnowPickens.com by utilizing our Advertisers that Support Us! Shop Pickens First!
    Tell them you found them on KnowPickens.com


    To make changes, add a photo/logo or enhance your listing with a link to website, more pictures,
    more information, banner ads and more please email info@knowpickens.com
    .




    ADVERTISEMENT