The Nicky Fifth Foundation

Established 2015


Nicky Fifth's Code Read


In 2015, the NFF created a partnership with the Trenton Fire Department and FMBA Locals 6 /206 to provide every Pre-K thru 5th grade student in the Trenton Public Schools a book of their own. It was a massive effort involving 10,000 donated books, dozens of volunteers, 17 schools, and 2 days of surprising teachers and students. For those two days, a caravan of on-duty and off duty firefighters, NFF members, and volunteers wound its way through the city. Each stop was a finely orchestrated event with student representatives escorting NFF teams to classrooms. Surprised teachers were handed custom-packed bags from firefighters who encouraged mesmerized students to read daily. Then, onto the next stop! Code Read was repeated in 2016 and also in Burlington.

The following organizations were critical in collecting new and gently used books:

Trenton Fire Dept

FMBA Locals 6 & 206

Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office