Every year, Broadway Books finds a local school in need and sponsors a book drive to help the library build its collection, and to help teachers buy books for classroom use. This year, in Nancy’s name, we will be raising funds for St. Andrew Nativity School in Northeast Portland.
Nancy was an early and ardent supporter of this remarkable middle school. She was on their board of trustees and poured her heart and soul into these kids. Here’s some information about the school:
- St. Andrew Nativity School is the only private, tuition-free middle school serving low-income students in the Pacific Northwest.
- Their enrollment is about 70 students.
- The average class size is ten.
- 53% of the students are African American/African immigrant and 47% are Hispanic.
- 55% come from single parent families.
- 45% are non-Catholic.
We hope you’ll join us this year to buy books for Nativity School. We have a “want list” from the faculty, so you can pick something they have asked for, or you can choose a book or books on your own. We’ll give you a 20% discount on every book you buy for the school. Or you can donate money (we’ll increase each cash donation by 20%) and let the teachers order what works best for their students.
Let’s give these kids all the support we can! And thank you, Nancy, for showing us the way.