Bring Me A Book



Bring Me a Book educates parents on the importance of reading aloud to their children from birth to help foster a love of reading.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

More than 80% of low-income childcare centers lack age-appropriate books.Only 50% of children in low-income areas are read aloud to on a daily basis. One in three children enter kindergarten lacking basic pre-literacy skills. Two-thirds of fourth graders cannot read proficiently. Two-thirds of low-income families have no age-appropriate books at home. Most low-income childcare centers and preschools lack age-appropriate books. Many parents do not understand the critical importance of reading.

How will this project solve this problem?

Through Bring Me A Book, the Bookcase Library Program provides bookcases of age-appropriate, culturally diverse, hardback books to children in underserved communities. These libraries are placed at our partner organizations: White Shield & Morrison Family Services.

Potential Long Term Impact

An independent study found that with this program parents spent twice as much time reading to their children and Children's early literacy skills improved significantly!

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $525

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $525 .  The original project funding goal was $15,000.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Cat Parkay

Portland, OR United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Bring Me A Book
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