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First Book seeking board members

First Book (www.firstbook.org) is a national non-profit organization that gives new books to children from low-income families so that the children can start their own home libraries. The Portland Advisory Board has been active in the tri-counties since 1998, and has granted a total of 40,210 new books to existing literacy organizations such as LifeWorks NW and the Oregon Child Development Coalition. Our Board is comprised of volunteers from non-profit agencies, businesses, libraries, and the community. We are currently recruiting new Board members, including a Chairperson, to lead the organization into 2010. The primary duties of the board are to conduct fundraising campaigns, identify potential recipient groups, and award book grants every year, with a time committment of 5-10 hours/month. If you are interested, please visit www.firstbook.org/portlandor or email [email protected]. We will hold an Informational Meeting on Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 at Cafe Pallino (3003 SE Division St, 97202). At that meeting, we can answer questions and tell you more about First Book. We hope to see you there!

The First Book Portland, OR Advisory Board