$45,329 raised from 438 donors
Goal: $45,000 from donors
SMART Reading


SMART Reading’s mission is to spark joy and opportunity through the magic of a shared book.

Bottom Line for Portland

In the 2020-21 school year, SMART Reading aims to reach 11,000 students with virtual reading support and give away more than 140,000 new books. With students facing unprecedented learning losses due to the pandemic, ensuring that kids have the support they need to become strong, confident readers is more important than ever. We’re proud to partner with 95 schools in the Portland area, helping thousands of young readers uncover the lifelong benefits of reading.


The first 60 donors of $100 or more will receive a $20 gift card to World Foods, a diverse, high-quality grocery and deli.

A longtime SMARTie is generously matching the first $10,000 in Give!Guide donations to SMART Reading.

“Some schools may look at SMART Reading as a supportive program, but it's times like these when SMART Reading becomes an ESSENTIAL program." -Debbie Armendariz, Peninsula Elementary School Principal, Portland

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