Volunteer organization serves several good causes each year; book drive runs through Feb. 20.

This year's Assistance League of Greater Portland's Legacy of Literacy Book Drive runs through Tuesday, Feb. 20, at several locations in and around Beaverton.Beaverton

This annual book drive is for new and gently used books appropriate for children from kindergarten through eighth grade. The books will be given to children in need in the Beaverton and Hillsboro school districts.

Over the past five years Assistance League chapters nationwide have collected and donated more than 500,000 books to aid childhood literacy.

Drop off bins for donated books can be found at several local venues during their regular business hours.

• Starbucks: Southwest Walker Road and Schendel Avenue

• Starbucks: 11405 S.W. Beaverton Hillsdale Highway

• Boom Fitness: 2200 N.W. Amberbrook Drive

• Beaverton City Hall: 12725 S.W. Millikan Way

• OnPoint Community Credit Union: 2755 S.W. Cedar Hills Blvd. Suite 100

• OnPoint Community Credit Union: 6367 S.W. Capitol Highway, Portland

• OnPoint Community Credit Union: 14733 S.W. Teal Blvd

• Assistance League of Greater Portland: 4000 S.W. 117th Ave.

Assistance League of Greater Portland's 170 member volunteers provide five community service programs. They clothe school children in need; provide enrichment activities for troubled teens in residential treatment; give personal history books for foster and abused children; emergency clothing for assault victims; and a scholarship program. Funds are raised at the Assistance League Thrift and Consignment Shops at 4000 S.W. 117th Ave., Beaverton. All monies earned stay in the local communities.

For more information, go to the chapter website:

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