The 2019 Accio Books campaign is just days away! This year, PDXpelliarmus will be collecting books for The Children’s Book Bank!
The Children’s Book Bank mission is to fill children’s homes and lives with beautiful, engaging books. Through their Building Home Libraries program, they provide books to Head Start students throughout Portland. Every June, they host free book fairs in underserved K-8th grade schools to keep kids reading throughout the summer. Since becoming a 501c3 nonprofit in 2008, The Children’s Book Bank has organized over 10,000 community volunteers to channel over 650,000 books into the hands and homes of over 50,000 children in need in the Portland area.
To help them turn young muggles into wizards, we will be collecting new and gently used children’s books, start at the Accio Books Kickoff Party on Thursday, April 4th, at The Nerd Out (3308 NE Belmont St) , from 6-10pm. There will be trivia, food and drink specials, and House Points will be awarded. The magical folks of The Nerd Out will also be donating $1 for each butterbeer sold!
Following April 4th, books can be dropped off at the following locations:
The Nerd Out – 3308 SE Belmont St
Oracle Coffee Company – 3875 SW Bond Ave
Books with Pictures – 1100 SE Division St
The Children’s Book Bank – 1915 NE 7th Avenue (Mon-Thurs 9am to 3pm)
If you would like to donate more than a few books, please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange pick up and/or drop off!
More Accio Books events will be announced soon, including the 4th annual Hogwarts Early Admission Program!