On June 29 a Book Drive for the Big Yard Foundation was held in the club’s turnaround. Through the thoughtful donation of new or slightly used books, we added over 150 books to our grant partner’s distribution for kids in the Portland area.
If you missed the drop off and want to order and send books to the foundation for the book drive, please have them sent to Multnomah Athletic Foundation at 1849 SW Salmon Street, Portland OR, 97205.
Individuals may also drop off books with At Your Service at the front entrance of the Multnomah Athletic Club through Friday July 1st.
The largest need is for materials for middle schoolers (ages 11-14) and young adults (ages 14-18). Click here for a variety of recommended book list from The Conscious Kid. The Conscious Kid is an education, research and policy organization that supports families and educators in taking action to disrupt racism, inequity and bias.
Support a local book store by purchasing books through the following recommended Portland shops:
- Third Eye Books, a 100% Black owned and operated business. 2518 SE 33rd Avenue, Portland OR 97202
- Powell’s Books, the world’s largest independent bookstore. Locations on W Burnside and SE Hawthorne in Portland.
You can also order online to support a variety of independent book sellers with fantastic recommendation lists here: bookshop.org