The Nicky Fifth Foundation
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.