Fundraise for SMART Reading

You could help provide the life-changing gifts of books and reading for children in Oregon.

Our amazing supporters combine their talents and passion for children’s literacy to raise money for SMART Reading. They dedicate birthdays, rally their book clubs, and even write books – all to help us create a better educated Oregon. We host organized online fundraisers (called Virtual Book Drives) throughout the year, but we also invite you to organize a fundraiser at any time in the year that’s convenient and meaningful to you — and we’ll help!

Here’s how you get get involved:

Step One

Fill out this brief form to let us know that you’re fundraising for SMART (or email We’ll help you create and customize your fundraising page and send you our comprehensive toolkit with sample emails, social media posts, and more. 

Step Two

Start fundraising! Invite your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to join you in supporting young readers. Our toolkit has easy-to-use templates for you to customize and share.

Step Three

Say thank you. Let your community know that their gifts have an impact, helping to provide new books and reading support to kids.

Why Now?

SMART Reading is helping thousands of Oregon kids become strong, confident readers through providing high-interest, inclusive books and shared reading time. As kids continue to recover from the devastating effects of the pandemic, this work is more critical than ever. We rely on our community of supporters like YOU to help ensure SMART Reading can continue providing the access to books and reading support that kids need this year and for the decades to come. 

Join us and start making a reader today!