For Black History Month (February 1-28), the Black Employee Resource Group is collecting new and gently used books for the Kairos PDX. Kairos PDX’s mission is to eliminate the racial achievement and opportunity gaps by cultivating confident, creative, compassionate, leaders who exceed expectations at each milestone ages 0-10. All books are welcome, but there is a need for books featuring positive, racially diverse characters. The focus is on books that are suitable for preschoolers through pre-teens. During the month of February, you can drop off books at the following times and locations:
OHSU Hospital, Café on 3rd, 24/7
Market Square Building, 9th Floor, Room 904 Lobby, 9 AM – 5 PM
Center for Health & Healing, 9th Floor, Family Medicine Lobby, 8 AM – 5 PM
MacHall Café, 1st Fl., Mackenzie Hall, 6 AM – 4 PM, M-F
Baird Hall, Room 2008, 9 AM – 5PM
School of Nursing, Room 351, 8 AM – 4:30 PM
You can also drop items off at the BERG Black History Month Lecture on February 28th from 11:30am – 1pm in the OHSU Auditorium.
If you don’t have time to drop the book off in person at any location, you can mail the book to Market Square Building (MSB) using Amazon.com or your favorite book seller.
BHM Book Drive
c/o ITG Admin Team
1515 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97201