Oregon Reads Aloud: A Virtual Celebration

Fri, Feb 26th 2021 at 6:00 PM PST · By SMART Reading
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Fri, Feb 26th 2021 at 6:00 PM PST
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 at 7:00 PM PST
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About the Event:

Join us for Oregon Reads Aloud: A Virtual Celebration with SMART Reading!

We’re gathering in the living rooms of special guests across the state for a full day of virtual storytelling on February 26, 2021! Join us for an adventure as we celebrate the magic of books and the critical role they play in creating a brighter future for Oregon kids.

After a full day of rich and engaging stories shared by our statewide community, at 6 p.m. (PST) we’ll move into an inspiring live program highlighting SMART Reading’s resilience and continued work delivering critical services to kids when they need them most.

If you have any questions, please contact Myong-Hui Murphy at mmurphy@smartreading.org.

What will the program be like during Oregon Reads Aloud?

Oregon Reads Aloud will be a day-long virtual event featuring live storytelling from members in our statewide community. At 6 p.m., the livestream program will transition into a virtual celebration to highlight SMART Reading’s resilience during the pandemic and raise support so more kids can experience the magic and joy of a shared book.

How do I participate in the virtual event?

Drop in virtually any time throughout the day on Friday, February 26, 2021 to the livestream by clicking the “Livestream” button to watch a reading, or just join us for the evening celebration with the pre-show starting at 5:30 PM and program beginning at 6:00 PM.

If you need any technical assistance during the virtual event, our tech support line at 503-564-3044 will be available to help.

How can I donate to SMART Reading?

To make a donation, click on the “Donate” button above or text OREGONREADS to 44321.

Can I donate directly to programs in my local area?

Yes! Each area SMART Reading serves has a fundraising team that you can support directly. Click HERE to find your local team.

About the Organization:

At SMART Reading, we hold to one simple truth: reading matters. It’s an early gateway skill that paves the pathway for future success. Without it, kids are simply less likely to graduate high school, find employment, or successfully avoid other hardships like poverty, homelessness, hunger, and injustice.

For nearly 30 years, SMART Reading has been helping Oregon kids become strong, confident readers by providing new books to keep and reading support (usually SMART Reading volunteers go into the schools to read one-on-one with kids, but right now they're offering virtual reading opportunities). 

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