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.

Portland Bridal Show 2015 Model Casting Call

Want to gain runway experience with a long-established organization? The Portland Bridal Show is casting natural-looking male and female models for their January show. December 7th at Cleveland High School at 1 p.m., the show will be casting men for grooms, groomsmen and Fathers of the Bride 5'10" and taller and women for brides and bridesmaids 5'8" and taller and size 10, 12 and 14, as well as Mothers of the Bride 5'6" and taller and sizes 10 through 16. This is an unpaid, volunteer modeling event to help aspiring models gain experience and have a fun time. Everyone is welcome. Click here for more information. 

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.

Jiffy Lube Oregon Food Bank

No one should go hungry at any time of year, but it’s especially hard during the holidays. Jiffy Lube and PODS are making it possible to feed needy families in our own community without even having to leave your chair! 

Make a secure online donation to Jiffy Lube’s fundraising effort by going to www.oregonjiffylube.com.  Click the link that takes you to the special Jiffy Lube Fundraising page at the Oregon Food Bank’s website.  A simple $10 donation provides 30 meals, and the first 50 people who make a donation will receive a thank you gift from Jiffy Lube and PODS.

The Oregon Food Bank Network distributes more than a million emergency food boxes to people facing hunger throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington. With your help, we can make a real difference for our neighbors in need.  Every donation makes a difference! 

New Tradition Homes Food Drive

Clark County's "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" desparately needs help this holiday season in the La Center, Felida, Salmon Creek and Ridgefield areas. New Tradition Homes will be collecting food, cash & clothing donations and will match any cash donation up to $2,500. 970 people receive food assistance each month from "Neighbors Helping Neighbors", and assistance. Please help now. Visit New Tradition Homes' Facebook to learn more about the 2014 New Tradition Homes "Give Back" Event. 

Sleep Country Foster Kids Secret Santa Toy Drive

The holidays should be a magical time for all children. But for nearly 20,000 foster kids living in the Northwest, the holidays can be a difficult and lonely time. To help, Sleep Country USA is collecting new toys for local foster kids. But they can’t do it without you. Be a Secret Santa, and bring new, unwrapped toys, games, books and movies for foster kids of all ages to Sleep Country by December 14th, or donate online at SleepCountryFosterKids.org, and we’ll do the shopping for you!  Sleep Country knows not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.

Make a Difference with Fred Meyer and Salvation Army

Fred Meyer has an easy way to help families in need during the holidays. Just drop off unwrapped toys in the Salvation Army barrels near the Customer Service Desk.  You can help local families have a happy holiday.  Fred Meyer, What's on your list today?

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