For children in poverty, one of the biggest obstacles to literacy development (which begins at birth) is the scarcity of books in the home. While the ratio of books to children in middle-income neighborhoods is approximately 13 books to 1 child, the ratio in low-income neighborhoods is a mere 1 book to 300 children. The Children's Book Bank works to narrow the book gap by providing the community with a place for families to donate the books their children have outgrown, moving thousands and thousands of children's books into the homes of kids in need.
Please come lend a hand as we spruce-up community donated books which will later be distributed to low-income preschool children in the Portland area! Every gently-used donated book is inspected and cleaned by volunteers. Tasks include wiping covers, taping torn pages, erasing scribbles, covering inscriptions, and reinforcing worn spines.
Volunteers 6 and up are welcome to volunteer with a parent/guardian.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 6
- 2 hours