The 33rd annual Kids First Coupon Book sale begins Friday. For two weeks, students in some of Hamilton County’s elementary schools will be selling the nearly 200-page booklets that cost $10 and feature hundreds of dollars in savings from area stores, restaurants, attractions and service providers.
Due to issues related to the pandemic, not all schools will be able to participate in the fundraiser and sales are expected to be significantly lower than in past years. Elementary schools depend on the coupon book to generate essential revenue beyond what normal funding sources provide.
Therefore, organizers are asking local businesses to help by purchasing 50 or more books to either give or re-sell to employees and customers/clients, with the option of designating specific schools to benefit from their purchase.
During the past 32 years, the Kids First Coupon Book has raised over $15 million for Hamilton County Schools. Unlike other school fundraisers, Kids First is produced by the non-profit Fund for Excellence. All of the proceeds stay in Hamilton County for the benefit of local schools. The schools receive $7 for every book sold, and the money is allocated according to their individual needs to pay for things like technology upgrades, fine arts supplies, playground equipment, and library books. The remaining 30 percent of coupon book revenue covers program-related expenses and supports other projects that benefit the schools.
For more information, visit www.KidsFirstCouponBook.com, call 498-7212 or email email@example.com.