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Promoting childhood literacy in the United States 

KPMG LLP started KPMG’s Family for Literacy (KFFL) program in 2008 to help put new books into the hands of children from low-income families in the US. In the five years since its inception, the program has expanded to all 90 KPMG offices in the US and has provided more than two million books to children in communities across the country.
Promoting childhood literacy

Students join a 'reading relay' event as part of KPMG’s Family for Literacy program, which has provided more than two million books to children across the US.



Recognizing that one of the biggest obstacles to literacy in low-income communities is a lack of access to books, KFFL was developed with the award-winning, non-profit organization First Book. “The program includes more than philanthropy,” said Kathy Hannan, National Managing Partner, Diversity and Corporate Responsibility with KPMG LLP. “Our people and their families are active participants in the program, refurbishing libraries, delivering books to schools, reading to children and creating fundraising events.”


To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the program, a 'reading relay' was organized by KPMG volunteers, with reading events across the US and distribution of more than 100,000 new books.


“The success of KFFL has been achieved by harnessing the energy and enthusiasm of KPMG’s extended family including partners, employees, spouses, family members, interns and retirees,” added Hannan. Our people are dedicated to working together to positively impact the education of children while striving to eradicate illiteracy in the United States.”


Following on the success in the US, KFFL is expanding its reach and the program is now being adopted by KPMG firms from Mexico and Costa Rica to India and Africa.

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