For the tenth year in a row, we had a wonderful time hosting our Wine-ing for Literacy fundraiser. Thanks to our sponsors, donors, and attendees, we raised nearly $9,000, which translates to 3,000 books in the homes of low-income youth in our community! The funds we raise go toward our mission of serving Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties.
An extra thanks to our generous Auction Donors, to Sunday School Wine and Rose City Book Pub, and to our Sponsors: Malcolm’s Grandparents, Mark L. Busch, Barran Liebman Attorneys, Ball Janik LLP, iQ Credit Union, and Front Porch Properties PDX.
If you couldn’t join us at the event, you can still donate to us directly by clicking here. Otherwise, see you next year!
Start 2020 right in more ways than one.
StudioX Fitness is ready to help you sweat out any holiday excesses and benefit Team First Book Portland at the same time. Class for a Cause tickets are $23 and 100% of the proceeds will go to us, and that means more books for kids.
The class takes place at noon on January 11—but register now, because it’s sure to sell out!
Visit their site to sign up. (If you don’t already have a MindBody account, you’ll need to create one to complete the booking.)
From April 15 through April 29, we are teaming up with Anna Lorensen, an independent Norwex consultant who supports our mission. Norwex works to effect change by reducing the chemicals and waste that challenge the health of our environment.
During these two weeks, a portion of the proceeds from the purchase of Norwex products will be donated to Team First Book Portland, helping us raise money for new books!
To participate, visit the Facebook event page to learn more about these earth-friendly products, and then place your orders. Thanks for your support, Anna!
Skip the rest of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and do your holiday shopping with First Book Portland instead.
Our Wine-ing for Literacy silent auction is set for this coming Tuesday! It is a great way to join the statewide Oregonians Give campaign for #GivingTuesday, because every penny from ticket sales, the auction, and armchair donations will go to providing new books to local children in need. Check out our list of recipient groups to see who you will be supporting.
The event runs from 6–9pm at the offices of Urban Airship (1413 NW Everett Street in Portland). Advance tickets are $25, and you can use our online form to register right now.
Full details are available on our Events page, but we wanted to take a moment to highlight a few of our generous donors, who are providing items for you to bid on during the event.
A gift basket courtesy of Bob’s Red Mill.
A forty-piece Classic Collection from Moonstruck Chocolate Company.
A selection of treats curated by New Seasons Market.
Hand-turned pepper mills crafted by Ted Becker.
And plenty of wine to sample!
Hope to see you there!
P.S. We have been tweeting our thanks to all our donors. If you’re on Twitter, please give them a follow or a like, and feel free to let them know you appreciate their support of children’s literacy.
P.P.S. We were featured on the Big Small Brands blog as a way to advocate for Oregon children during this giving season. It’s so nice to be included in the company of other organizations doing good work for our local kids!
You’re invited to a special evening including a premier wine tasting and silent auction to support childhood literacy. Please bring your friends to enjoy good food, great wine, and fabulous auction items.
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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