other ways to participate

There are multiple ways to help The Children’s Book Bank get books to kids in need. Check out some of these existing programs or contact info@childrensbookbank.org with your own ideas about how to contribute.  

Donate while shopping

You can help get books to kids at no additional cost to you by directing corporate dollars to The Children's Book Bank. Click here to check out some of these seasonal and year-round opportunities.

Organize a Fundraiser

Several local businesses--such as Burgerville, Straight From New York Pizza, and 5th Avenue Lounge--have shared proceeds with The Children's Book Bank through special fundraising events. Contact jamie@childrensbookbank.org if you're interested in organizing an event to get books to kids.

Become a Sponsor

The SEED (Supporters of Early Educational Development) program connects CBB with Portland area businesses who want to contribute to the literacy skills of under-served children through the provision of books.

How SEED Works

  • Corporate partners choose a location from the list of school sites that is meaningful to your company and employees.
  • CBB applies your corporate donation to gather thousands of children’s books from the community, and then organizes volunteers to clean, sort, bundle and deliver the books to your chosen school site.

Benefits of SEED

  • Recognition of your company in a variety of venues including CBB’s website, Facebook page and e-newsletter
  • Team building and community engagement opportunities for your employees
  • Maximum return on investment:  a sponsorship of $1,000 provides $3,000 (retail value) in books to 45 children

SEED Sponsor Options

  • FIR – a classroom sponsorship designed for small businesses located in the school’s neighborhood. $500 - $999
  • BIRCH – a grade-level sponsorship designed for mid-sized businesses interested in supporting multiple classrooms.  $1,000 – $4,999
  • MAPLE – a school sized sponsorship ideal for larger corporations with a desire to support local literacy efforts.  $5,000 - $10,000
  • OAK – a community wide sponsorship ideal for major corporations and other entities in Oregon with a broader reach.  $10,000 +

Contact todd@childrensbookbank.org to learn more about our SEED program, event sponsorship opportunities or if you have an idea for how we can partner to build a brighter future for children’s literacy.

Donate Supplies

Your support to The Children’s Book Bank provides books to children to increase their chance to succeed as future readers, learners and citizens.

Supplies Wish List

Contact info@childrensbookbank.org if you are interested in helping with a supplies donation. Deliver or ship all supplies to 1728 NE Glisan Street Portland, OR 97232.

Donate an eReader or Tablet

Let us turn your digital reader into more opportunities for children to read.  Click here to learn more.

Sew Tote Bags

Volunteer from home by sewing tote bags for the bundles we give away in our Books for Babies program.  Check out our Tote Bag Directions or contact us for more information.