Penguin Random House Gave Away 50K Books This Holiday

By Dianna Dilworth 

Penguin Random House have away almost 50,000 books this past holiday season to kids in need.

The donation was made through the nonprofit First Book as part of the publisher’s #GiveaBook social media campaign. For every mention of the hashtag on social networks during the five week promotion, the publisher donated a book.

“Through the #GiveaBook effort, book lovers everywhere shared that love with 50,000 children in need,” said Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of First Book. “We are so grateful to Penguin Random House for providing these brand new books for the classrooms and programs we serve, giving a gift that will be treasured throughout the year.”