BENEFITING: JUNIOR LEAGUE OF PORTLAND OREGON INC
HOURS PLEDGED: 535
Between the Lines (BTL) joins with local prisons and the National Guard to promote literacy and strengthen family bonds between incarcerated parents or deploying soldiers and their children (ages 0-12). Through this program volunteers record parents reading books, then send their children CDs of the readings along with a new, gift-wrapped book. These children are then able to hear their parents' voices at any time. Additionally, listening to the recordings while following along in the books provided by BTL enhances early reading skills.
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