The 34th annual Kids First Coupon Book sale begins Wednesday. For two weeks, students in the Hamilton County elementary schools will be selling the nearly 200-page booklets that cost $10 and features hundreds of dollars in savings from area stores, restaurants, attractions and service providers.
During the past 33 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 keep $7 for every book sold, and the money is allocated according to their individual needs to pay for things like technology upgrades, art supplies, playground equipment, and library books. The remaining 30 percent of coupon book revenue covers program-related expenses.
For more information, visit www.KidsFirstCouponBook.com or call 498-7212.