Bring Me A Book

by Junior League of Portland

Summary

Bring Me a Book educates parents on the importance of reading aloud to their children from birth to help foster a love of reading.
$525
total raised
11
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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!

Resources

http:/​/​www.juniorleagueofportland.org
Junior League of Portland Home Page
Bring Me A Book home page
Morrison Child & Family Services

Organization Information

Junior League of Portland

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.juniorleagueofportland.org
Junior League of Portland
Project Leader:
Cat Parkay
President
Portland, OR United States

Funded Project!

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

Still want to help?

Find another project in United States or in Children that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.