April 2019

Women of Vision in Action April 2019

Slots are still available for the Children's Book Bank! Please consider joining us.

Spring is just around the corner and so is our next Women of Vision in Action volunteer opportunity! Because of Women of Vision's Share the Light event on April 6th, we have only one service project for the month of April. All funds raised at our "Share the Light" event will support World Vision's work in Honduras, Bangladesh, and refugee camps for families from Syria, displaced by the Civil War. in these places, life is extremely hard for children. Is God nudging you to make a difference in these children and families' lives by helping to end extreme poverty around the world? If so,then join us, Women of Vision, at our "Share the Light Fundraiser." To learn more about "Share the Light" and how to purchase tickets, click here:  cwwov.org/events 

World Vision and Women of Vision know that life can also be very hard for children and families in our local communities. This is why Women of Vision in Action Teams are serving locally, and why we are once again serving at the Children's Book bank in Portland,so that we (with God's help), can make a difference in the lives of others.

The Children's Book Bank and Portland Public Schools believe every child can learn to read. But, to learn to read, children need to be surrounded by books at home so that reading becomes a regular part of their lives! The book gap: For children in poverty, one of the biggest obstacles to literacy development (which begins at birth) is the scarcity of books in the home. While the ratio of books to children in middle-income neighborhoods is approximately 13 books per child in a household, the ratio in low-income neighborhoods is a mere 1 book per 300 families! 

Our service date for The Children's Book Bank is Tuesday, April 23, 9:30-12:00. The address is 1915 NE 7th Ave, Portland, Oregon. Please arrive at 9:15 to check in, as training for the project starts at 9:30. A donation of one or more books for children in the birth to 6 year age range would be greatly appreciated! The books can be new or used.  Multicultural books are a special need. Amazon is a good source if you would like to purchase a book(s).  

You will be supporting literacy in our community by volunteering to mend, clean, and organize gently-used books collected during a recent book drive called the Children’s Book Harvest. Book “mending” involves erasing scribbles, taping tears, removing stickers, etc.  To find out more about this ministry go to www.childrensbookbank.org.

Please join us for this great opportunity to serve low-income children, ages birth to 6, in the Portland Public School Community, so that they can receive a care package of books to read and enjoy.

Your In Action team:

Linda Hallberg - Chair
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April Veit - Team Member
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Sandi Baumchen - Team Member
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Cathy Abshire - Team Member
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Date: 04/23/2019 (Tue.)

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm PDT

Location: 1915 NE 7th Av, Portland, OR 97212

Created by:   April Veit and Cathy Abshire
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