Friday, October 15, 2010

The Children's Book Bank

Did you know that the ratio of books per child in middle income neighborhoods is 13:1?

(I know that doesn't sound good) But did you know the ratio of books per child in lower income neighborhoods is 1:300?

The Children's Book Bank is hoping to change those numbers and you can help. They are looking for people to host a book drive or to volunteer to help narrow the book gap.

You can donate books your children have outgrown. This will be a great way to "recycle" and reuse while helping children and your community.

So, get involved with The Children's Book Bank, and if you aren't in Portland, look up similar organizations in your city.