107ist volunteers show off their work at The Children's Book Bank book cleaning day on 2/20/2016
Volunteers signing in for their 3 hour work shift. Participants noted how fast the time flew by!
THANK YOU to the more than 30 dedicated 107ist volunteers who spent the day before the Simple Invitational cleaning books for donation to local elementary-school children. Because of your hard work preparing more than 700 used books at The Children’s Book Bank, almost 100 students at Bridger, Chief Joseph/Ockley Green, Sitton, Rosa Parks and James John schools will be able to select 8-12 lovingly restored books to call their own. We also want to thank The Children’s Book Bank for hosting this volunteer event and for their tireless efforts to support children’s literacy in the Portland area.
Shawn Jaquiss from The Children's Book Bank provides detailed instructions on how to clean each book. Like the Timbers Army, the CBB is all about "Quality, not Quantity".
Even if you missed this chance to spread the love, there’s still plenty of time to support The Children’s Book Bank by participating in the 2016 Booked! Drive. We will be collecting gently used children’s books through the 3/19 match against RSL, so stop by with your book donation any time the Fanladen is open. Booked librarians also will be available before every pre-season and regular season match through the end of the book drive to accept your donations. Our goal is to collect 107 books before 3/19.
Inga and Matt Ward putting care and artistic flair into making these books ready for a child to love.
Bilingual and multicultural books are greatly appreciated! Only about 1 percent of donated books received by The Children’s Book Bank contain multicultural content, but more than 74 percent of children served by the nonprofit organization identify as biracial or ethnically diverse. Suggested titles are listed on the 2016 Booked! Drive page.