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SMART Reading is funded almost entirely by private gifts from foundations, businesses and individuals. This means each and every gift ensures our work goes further—providing vital reading support to more than 11,000 Oregon kids every year. With one-on-one reading practice and free books to keep, SMART Reading directly helps each young reader and delivers long-term benefits statewide by building literacy in each community.

There are four easy ways to give:

  1. Donate now, online. A gift of $40 provides 14 new books for one child to keep—for many, these will be the only books they own. A gift of $325 provides full literacy support for one student throughout the school year.
  2. Join the SMART Book Club. Provide consistent support in your community with a recurring gift. No checks to write, no payments to remember. By making an ongoing monthly gift through automatic bank transfers or automatic credit or debit card charges, your donation each month will be transferred. You’ll receive a single gift acknowledgement in January that reflects all giving in the prior calendar year to use for tax purposes. You can increase, decrease or cancel your monthly charge at any time. A monthly gift of $30 provides the books and support for one child for a full program year, plus books for a second child!

3. Phone us toll-free at 877-598-4633.

4. Send a check payable to: SMART Reading, 101 SW Market St, Portland, OR 97201.

Your gift stays local! Gifts stay in the donor’s county unless otherwise specified. If a donor lives outside of the state or in a county without SMART Reading programs, gifts are applied to the area of greatest need. Our Federal Tax ID number is 93-1051724.