Happy Kids with Books

Children's Book Bank Project 

One way Positive Charge! PDX "amplifies kindness" is by shining the spotlight on other nonprofit gems. During March, we'll be offering three volunteer opportunities to support—and get to know—the Children's Book Bank.

CuteBoys Photo from CBB.jpeg

Drop off used picture & board books

from March 4-18

 (see below for drop sites)

1

DONATE PICTURE & BOARD BOOKS

  • CBB serves preschool students and their families through Head Start and other community programs.

  • Donated books should be for babies through elementary school students (no chapter books).

  • Gently used or new.

  • Culturally diverse, please. When children see their life community and culture reflected in books, they see their own story matters.

OR

Click here for a list of CBB's favorites available through independently owned, local GREEN BEAN BOOKS.

Look for the Positive Charge! PDX Wish List and request "in-store pick-up" on your order.  Staff will hold the books for PC! PDX angels to pick up and deliver to the Children's Book Bank.

2

SEW HANDMADE TOTE BAGS

now . . . and drop off from March 4-18

(see below for drop sites)

 

  • For delivering kids' book bundles (each contains 14 picture and/or board books)

  • The children then have their own book bag!

  • Sturdy fabric, please.

  • Making them in fun, colorful fabric would be extra nice for the kids. 

  • EXTRA SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Our amazing friends at Bolt Fabric Boutique have set aside some free fabric to give you for this project! Just tell the salesperson you're working on the book tote bags with Positive Charge! PDX.

  • If you can't make it to Bolt Fabric Boutique, email info@PositiveChargePDX.org and we will try to arrange to get fabric to you. 

Hand Tote Bag

3

Join us for this March 19 in-person event!

  • Helping Hands for Chelsea's Closet
    Sat, Jun 11
    Chelsea Hicks Foundation Warehouse
    Come feel the magic! You'll be sorting and processing dress-up costumes and prepping art supplies and goody bags for the Chelsea Hicks Foundation that provides monthly dress-up and play therapy for seriously ill kids in local hospitals.
  • Sunflower Farms Family Fun Day
    Sun, Jul 17
    Sunflower Farms in Garden Home
    Participate in the Portland Timbers & Thorns FC Stand Together Week by lending a hand at a SW Portland urban farm that donates all produce to local food pantries.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS FOR DONATED BOOKS & TOTE BAGS

March 4-18

Bolt Fabric Boutique / 4636 NE 42nd

Cheers to You Party Goods Boutique /

         8112 SW Bvt.-Hillsdale Hwy.

Driftwood Coffee / 4604 SW Vermont 

Montavilla Sewing Center LO / 429 First St., Lake Oswego

Children's Storybooks

Many thanks to these generous small businesses for their continued partnership!