Kids First Coupon Book
The Kids First Coupon Book program creates a unique partnership that involves corporate sponsors, local merchants, students, teachers, parent volunteers, the media, and consumers, whose combined efforts result in a highly successful program that benefits the entire community. Now in its 32nd year, the Kids First Coupon Book has raised over 15 million dollars for local public education.
The Kids First book features nearly 200 offers for discounts and free items from local restaurants, retailers, attractions, and service providers. The books are sold through all 43 elementary schools during a two-week period in September. From the $10 purchase price, $7 is retained by the school, which chooses how it will spend the money raised. For example, one school may devote the funds towards the purchase of upgraded computers and software, while another may buy new science lab equipment or use the money for educational field trips. The remaining 30% of coupon book revenue is allocated to expenses and other programs that benefit the schools.