Babylon Grade School PTA Raises Funds for First Book

Babylon Memorial Grade School’s PTA raised $650 for First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides access to new books for children in need.
According to, First Book has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada, and Babylon’s generous donation helped the organization purchase over 200 new books for distribution. The funds raised by Babylon Memorial Grade School will provide students in need with access to high-quality books that otherwise would not be available to them. Through First Book, educators can create enriched learning experiences for their students, and the children can enjoy an ongoing supply of wonderful new books.
On April 11, Babylon PTA President Heather Tenety and Babylon PARP chairman Mike Tricker were on hand at Babylon Memorial Grade School to present the $650 check to First Book of Long Island co-founder Shawn Vogel.