We believe children’s books have the power to make the world a better place: Books open minds to limitless possibilities, spark curiosity and strengthen bonds. CBB exists because, otherwise, most Portland children experiencing poverty would not have their own books.
Bottom Line for Portland
Last year, CBB filled 10,099 children’s homes with community-donated books to keep and enjoy over and over again. We eliminate “booklessness” by mobilizing the community to give underserved children books that increase vocabulary and early reading skills, foster critical brain development and a love of reading, and support parent-child bonding.
“We discovered a variety of books and many wonderful authors. These books are an amazing gift; it allowed us to strengthen our bond and go on many adventures together. Watching my son’s love and excitement grow with every turning page reignited my love and excitement for reading.” —A Head Start parent