Sleep Country Foster Kids Coat Drive


Over 20,000 Northwest children find themselves living in foster care at any given time, many of which have entered with little to no possessions. Help Sleep Country USA provide foster children with the little things that often make a big difference — school supplies and sports shoes, properly fitting clothing, or a gift during the holidays. With continued support, Sleep Country strives to help foster kids beat the odds. At the Sleep Country Foster Kids website, you can learn more. Not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.

Union Gospel Mission's LifeChange Center For Women & Children


Union Gospel Mission has expanded their services from serving adult women to also serving women with children by leasing a facility in the Beaverton area for this newly expanded program. This new location will provide a safe, healing home for women and women with children to escape homelessness, addiction and abuse. LifeChange for Women & Their Children will provide safe transitional housing, nutritious meals, counseling services, childcare and more. This will allow women to build healthy, new, productive lives and help to break generational cycles of poverty, homelessness and abuse. Click here for more information and to make a donation.

Celebrate Oregon Agriculture


Celebrate Oregon Agriculture brings you tips for enjoying Oregon agriculture with your family. Over 37,000 family farms in Oregon grow over 220 amazing products. We’re lucky to live in Oregon, where world-class soils and our mild climate grow the world’s greatest food. Click here for tips, videos and more, sponsored by Do It NW!, Food Services of America, Flav-R-Pac and Wilco.

Race for the Rescues


Help raise money and awareness for organizations caring for rescue animals with Portland's Race for the Rescues 5K, 10K, 1K Dog Walk & Kids Fun Run Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Portland International Raceway! Joining the race this year will be cast members from NBC's hit TV show, Grimm. Registration for the 5K is $38 in advance and $40 day-of. Click here for more information. 

Fight Night at the Fair Grounds


Come Join the Northwest’s premiere Pro-Am fighting circuit Saturday, October 11th out at the Clark County Event center for Prime Fighting IV “Fight Night at the Fair Grounds.”  The fight will be showcasing some of the Northwest‘s topnotch Pro-Am fighters. Doors open 4:30pm fights start at 6:00pm. So, get your tickets here while you still can! 

Out of the Darkness Community Walk


Walk to prevent suicide.  This year, 1 million Americans will make a suicide attempt and more than 36,000 people will die by suicide.  Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by participating in the Portland Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday October 4, 2014, at the World Trade Center.  Raise money for local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs.  To learn more and register, log on to OutOfTheDarkness.org.

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes


The JDRF Walk is an impactful way to raise money for critically needed type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and show your support for the millions of people affected by this serious disease. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin — a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure. That's why JDRF holds more than 200 Walks across the country every year to raise money for JDRF — the only global organization with a strategic research plan to end T1D. On September 28th join JDRF at Oaks Park for a 5k to raise awareness for type 1 diabetes and money for JDRF. Registration begins at 9am, walk begins at 11am. Click here for more information.

GoGreen EPA Executive Forum & Awards


The EPA Executive Forum at GoGreen demonstrates the successful cross-sector collaboration of the business and public sector with a panel of "Outstanding Participants" who have achieved award status in the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership, Food Recovery Challenge, EnergyStar and Green Power Partnership programs from the state of Oregon. Several leading organizations will share their best practices and discuss how free EPA tools and resources helped them achieve the next level of sustainability. Learn from sustainability executives at organizations based in the region by joining us for this special event. October 15th. Click here for more information.

GoGreen GRI Full Day Certification Course


Many corporations have chosen the GRI Guidelines as their resource for developing sustainability-related disclosures, and many public agencies have followed suit. Determining reporting content requires first evaluating what's important to stakeholders and why it matters. This GRI course will include an overview of common sustainability impacts among public agencies and corporations. This course will be led by ISOS Group Trainer and sustainability expert, Dr. Jeff Leinaweaver. Upon course completion, participants will receive a certificate issued by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the most widely used voluntary framework for sustainability reporting in the world today. October 15th &17. Click here for more information.

9th Annual Dancing In The Square American Indian Day Celebration


On the fourth Friday in September, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) and other local Indian organizations will be hosting an “American Indian Day Celebration” at the Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland from noon to 7pm. The event will be a celebration of American Indian cultures and is intended to raise the level of awareness concerning the challenges that American Indian people face in this country. For more information, click here

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