Community Service Projects

Eastgate familyAn important goal of the Portland Reading Council is to promote literacy in our community. We fund projects throughout the year in local schools and community organizations.


Projects have included:                                                                                                                      • Setting up a lending library and sharing literacy activities with families at an apartment complex in Gresham                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Providing financial support for a Story Slam at Madison High School                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Donating books to a new lending library for Latino families at Alberta Rider Elem.                                                                                                                                                                      • Supporting Madison High School students who read books, wrote reviews, and donated the titles to Street Books, a bicycle-powered lending library for the homeless

Madison HS kids spring 2015 croppedstreet books