First Book-Sussex County, a literacy enrichment program sponsored by NORWESCAP Child and Family Resource Services (CFRS), is currently selling chances on a 50/50 raffle to raise funds for their continuing efforts to give needy children in Sussex County their “First Book”.

Just in time to help with back to school expenses, the winning ticket will be drawn on Friday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. at the CFRS office on 186 Halsey Road, Newton. Tickets are $1 each, with a prize of up to $500 awarded to the winner, if all 1000 tickets are sold.

First Book Sussex County has been sponsored by CFRS for over 15 years working with local literacy programs to distribute new books to children who, for economic reasons, have little access to books. Our First Book Team selects community tutoring, mentoring, and literacy programs serving at-risk children, and supports these programs through book grants. These local programs are then able to purchase books through the National First Book Bank at very reasonable prices so that they can distribute multiple new books to each child in their program.

For further information about purchasing raffle tickets or for more information about CFRS services, including First Book, please contact Kathy at 973-383-3461.