The 26th annual Kids First Coupon Book sale begins Thursday. For two weeks, students in the Hamilton County elementary schools will be selling the nearly 200-page booklets that cost $10 and feature thousands of dollars in savings from area stores, restaurants, attractions and service providers.
During the past 25 years, the Kids First Coupon Book has raised nearly $14 million for the Hamilton County Schools. Unlike other school fundraisers, Kids First is produced in-house by a non-profit organization, and all of the proceeds stay in Hamilton County for the benefit of local schools.
The schools keep $7 for every book sold, and the money is allocated according to their individual needs to pay for such things as technology upgrades, instructional materials, art supplies, playground equipment, and educational field trips. The remaining 30 percent of coupon book revenue covers production expenses and funds other programs that benefit the schools.
For more information: www.KidsFirstCouponBook.com