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We are on a mission to inspire young readers across America. Want to make sure books and educational resources get to the people who need them most? Discover how even the smallest donation can make an impact.
BOOK IT! In the Community has Impacted more than 22 million lives to date.
Since 1984, Pizza Hut has nurtured a love of reading through the BOOK IT! Program—inspiring 1-in-5 Americans along the way!
BOOK IT! In The Community
We expanded our commitment to literacy in 2016 by launching BOOK IT! In The Community (formerly The Literacy Project) and setting a goal to impact 100 million lives in 10 years by enabling access to books and educational resources, empowering teachers and inspiring readers.
Pizza Hut restaurants across the country host annual fundraisers that benefit First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that believes education offers children in need the best path out of poverty. First Book breaks down barriers to quality education by making new, high-quality books and educational resources affordable for its 450,000-educator network.
First Book Accelerator
Funds raised through The Literacy Project help support the First Book Accelerator and provide educators and parents with helpful resources to navigate conversations around diversity and inclusion.
Stories For All Project
Pizza Hut is proud to support First Book’s Stories For All Project™, one of the largest worldwide collections of diverse and inclusive children’s literature. Funds raised through The Literacy Project provide grants to educators to purchase culturally relevant titles on the First Book Marketplace; and they allow First Book to work with publishers to bring new Stories For All Project™ titles to life in paperback.
First Book provides access to new books for children in need. To date, First Book has distributed more than 125 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis. No matter how formats and technologies change, children from low-income families will still need access to rich and varied content. First Book is helping guide the publishing industry as it evolves so that all children can benefit from new technologies and flourish as readers.
First Book Bundle
Knowledge is power and pizza. Order the First Book Bundle and get two large 3-topping pizzas, plus an order of breadsticks. $1 from every purchase will be donated to First Book to provide access to books and educational resources.