The Winterhawks will be hosting a Book Drive in conjunction with Portland Public Schools to benefit the Children’s Book Bank on Sunday, November 6th as the Hawks take on the Tri-City Americans in the Moda Center. Get your tickets now for the game using promo code BOOKDRIVE and $2 of your ticket will be donated to The Children’s Book Bank to support literacy initiatives and help young children build their home libraries.
“Community book drives like the one the Portland Winterhawks are hosting make a big difference! The more books that are collected means The Children’s Book Bank can provide more reading opportunities to more children and families with limited resources in our community. Kids just love receiving books to call their own and when books are readily available at home, children spend more time reading, either with their parents or on their own, developing the literacy skills needed to succeed in school while nurturing a love of reading that opens minds, sparks the imagination and builds curiosity,” Dani Swope, Exectutive Director and Founder of The Children’s Book Bank.
The Children’s Book Bank is looking for: new and gently used children’s books that are in good condition that would be appropriate to give to babies, toddlers, elementary age children and middle-schoolers.
They would also like the following: Board Books, Read-aloud Books and Picture Books (including Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, etc.); Early reader books and easy chapter books; Non-fiction picture books; Books in Spanish and books featuring children of color.
[Please, no battered library discards, outdated books, coloring books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks or activity books.]
Also, only about 1% of the books donated each year contain multicultural content while 75% of the children the CBB serves identify as children of color. Please consider donating any gently used culturally diverse children’s books or check out this list of some of our favorites to purchase and donate. For a great deal on the books the CBB needs most, contribute to the A Story Like Mine fund. Donations made through this fund will be used to buy new multicultural children’s books at discounts through a variety of vendors.