The Book Challenge is an annual friendly competition to encourage volunteer participation in supporting SMART financially. All funds raised during the Book Challenge are used to purchase giveaway books for each volunteer’s SMART site and other sites in their local area for the next program year. The sites with the highest percentages of volunteer participation in the Challenge also receive an additional book giveaway day for the students in their program. To learn more about the Book Challenge, click here.

The 2018 Book Challenge concluded on April 13 and we raised $65,220. Thanks to a generous matching grant of $25,000 from Fred Meyer, that brought our total to $90,220. That’s enough to pay for more than 31,600 books for young readers across Oregon in the 2018-19 school year. Thank you for your generous support!

The sites with the highest percentages of volunteer participation, and receiving the additional book giveaway day, in this year’s Challenge are:

  • Awbrey Park Elementary, Eugene, 100% participation
  • Baker Head Start, Salem, 100% participation
  • Ft Vannoy Elementary, Grants Pass
  • Gearhart Elementary, Gearhart
  • Grandhaven Elementary, McMinnville
  • Greenway Elementary, Beaverton
  • Hartley Elementary, Portland
  • Kalmiopsis Elementary, Brookings
  • King PreK, Portland
  • Kings Valley Charter School, Philomath
  • Lyle Elementary, Dallas
  • Markham Elementary, Portland
  • May Street Elementary, Hood River
  • Mills Elementary, Klamath Falls
  • Peninsula Elementary, Portland
  • Ruch Elementary & Preschool, Jacksonville
  • Silverton OCDC, Silverton
  • Sunnyslope Elementary, Roseburg
  • Terrebonne Community School, Terrebonne

Congratulations, and thank you, to everyone who participated!


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