One book can change a child’s life. Imagine what 14 can do.
Each year in communities across Oregon, SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) brings together thousands of adult volunteers and students aged PreK to third-grade to connect over books. As they read together, they share countless laughs, adventures, and discoveries, and establish a love of reading and learning. To foster reading outside the classroom, SMART provides each student with 14 books to keep throughout the school year.
SMART gives away more than 150,000 books to kids in communities across Oregon each year. Over the past 25 years, SMART has paired 130,000 volunteers with nearly 200,000 Oregon kids for reading support, and has given away over 2.5 million books.
We need your support to provide these life-changing gifts for children. Thanks to many generous gifts, we've reached our goal of raising $6,000, which made us eligible for up to $100,000 in grants from the Gannett Foundation. With one week left in the campaign, we've set our sights on a new big goal: the two organizations that raise the most by May 11 will receive an additional $25,000! That's pretty amazing. Can you help us get there?
· $10 buys four new giveaway books for one SMART student
· $40 buys new giveaway books (14) for one SMART student for an entire year
· $300 provides all the resources needed for one SMART student for an entire year
By providing access to books and fostering a love of reading and learning in Oregon’s kids, SMART is changing lives one book at a time. Join us! When we read together, we succeed together.
P.S. When you make a donation, you can select "SMART Supporter" or "Oregon Children's Foundation" as your Team or create your own! No matter what team you select, your gift will go to SMART.