oregon reads aloud logoJoin us on Saturday, May 16, for Oregon Reads Aloud: A SMART Read-A-Thon from the comfort of your living room! SMART Reading supporters, community leaders, and volunteers will be reading popular children’s book titles from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. to celebrate and support Oregon’s youngest readers. We have some extra special guests joining us for read-alouds, like Gov. Kate Brown, Portland Trail Blazer CJ McCollum, WNBA player Ruthy Hebard, and more. You won’t want to miss it! 

Our goal is to raise $30,000 by the end of the day on May 16 for crucial reading materials and support, and we need your help to accomplish that goal.

Donations to the Read-a-Thon will remain local and support your community. To contribute to the fundraising campaign, you can view our campaign page here (look for your local area team at the bottom of the page): 

Here’s how you can help: 

  1. Tune in on May 16! We’ll be live on YouTube beginning at 10am here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cSGJU4T7vc&feature=youtu.be 
  2. Make a gift to support young readers in your community! All gifts stay local, and you can select your regional team from the dropdown menu from this page: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/oregon-reads-aloud
  3. Spread the word — invite your friends and family to join in the read-a-thon. You can find a promotional toolkit with resources for sharing information with your networks here

Thank you for helping us ensure that SMART Reading can keep getting books into the hands of children who need them!