There’s a lot going on for the rest of the year, and we wanted to make sure you know about everything!
August 31, 2018: Garden Bar Giveback Friday
A week from today, we’ll be the Giveback Friday partner for Garden Bar as part of their mission to invest deeply into the community. (They’ve raised more than $5,000 for local nonprofits this way!) For every Classic salad or Summer bowl sold that day, they’ll donate $1 to us—three salads at your table puts a new book in the hands of a local child in need. While you work up an appetite, check for you nearest location.
If you go, we’d love for you to share about it on social media to thank Garden Bar for their support: tag @gardenbarpdx on Instagram or Twitter.
October 25, 2019: Wine-ing for Literacy
Our signature fundraising event returns for its seventh year. We have several wonderful sponsors lined up and many donors have already contributed to our silent auction. Visit our Events page for all the details. Registration is live!
Through January 2019: Bag it Forward
We were so pleased to return as an education partner with New Seasons Market for the Bag It Forward program this year — and that was before we found out we’d been chosen by five locations. Wow! If you bring your own bag to shop at the following New Seasons locations, you can donate your refund to us. Just drop a bean in our jar.
• Cedar Hills, 3495 Southwest Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton
• Hawthorne, 4034 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
• Progress Ridge, 14805 Southwest Barrows Rd, Beaverton
• Slabtown, 2170 Northwest Raleigh St, Portland
• Woodstock, 4500 Southeast Woodstock Blvd, Portland
If you are a Fred Meyer shopper, we are still registered with their Community Rewards program. They have updated their system, so we have a new number (#LN701). Visit our Give page for the complete how-to.
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.
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