I’m going to be straightforward here. It’s a tough time for many of us, and there is a great deal of need everywhere we look. We’re also at a point where it has become difficult for some of us to engage with our clubs in the ways we are used to. We’re feeling that impact on our donation drives, and especially the book drive we have held the past two months.
The time has come to wrap up this drive for the young people of Portland, via Y.O.U.th and their Books not Bars programs. We need your help to increase the impact of this drive, so we're issuing one last challenge and multiple ways to donate!
1- Bring a new book to Fanladen during member hours on 6/1, leave your info with the folks there, and you’ll be entered in our raffle. You'll also get a donation drive merit badge just for fun.
2- You can also donate dollars directly to Y.O.U.th. A generous 107IST member has offered to match the first $250 raised for this organization! Please email a screenshot of your receipt to email@example.com. We’ll record your donation for the funding match and enter you in the raffle! Please donate by Saturday 6/4.
If you choose to donate books, please donate new books for ages 6–18 that support authors from Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities.
A random donor will have their name drawn on 6/5 for prizes including a Christine Sinclair-signed mini soccer ball, a Timbers scarf, or other fun items TBD.
Let’s get it done!