Help the Sleep Country Foster Kids School Drive!


For nearly 20,000 foster kids living in the Northwest, changing homes often means getting behind in school. To help local foster kids get a good start, Sleep Country USA is collecting school supplies. But they need your help! Bring your gift of paper, pens, crayons, pencils, rulers, dictionaries and more to any Sleep Country location, or visit SleepCountryFosterKids.org to donate online. Sleep Country knows, not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.

Sundown at Ecotrust


Join 94/7 in supporting Sundown at Ecotrust! Ecotrust heats up July evenings with the fifth edition of the Sundown Concerts. Sundown is quintessential summer in Portland - equal parts indie concert, block party, and classic Portland street fair. It’s back, for an even better fifth year, Thursdays in July starting 7/10 at 5:30 pm, at the Ecotrust Natural Capital Center between NW Irving and Johnson. And it’s still free. Each evening, the musical performances will be complemented by a themed street fair-style Showcase, featuring over 40 organizations working in the Pacific Northwest, delivering inventive solutions within conservation and environmentally-responsible enterprise. Cold frothy beverages and tasty local fare will be provided by Hot Lips Pizza and Laughing Planet. The series will be powered by a green power source.

The Standard's 2014 Volunteer Expo


On Thursday, September 4, 2014, The Standard’s Volunteer Expo returns to Pioneer Courthouse Square. Celebrating its sixth year, the Volunteer Expo is the largest event of its kind in Oregon, connecting more than 125 regional nonprofit organizations with thousands of Portlanders eager to make a difference in their community. Representatives from a diverse range of community-based organizations will be on hand to showcase their volunteer and advocacy opportunities. Those who attend can find service and donation opportunities that match their skills and interests – ranging from one-time projects to longer-term commitments.

Strut Your Mutt


Strut Your Mutt is a leisurely fundraising dog walk, or a timed 5K run with (or without) your pooch, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for the whole family. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase to raise money for your favorite local animal welfare group (any of Best Friends’ local No More Homeless Pets Network partners) or for Best Friends Animal Society, and to help Save Them All®. Strut Your Mutt will be held on September 13th. Registration begins at 8am at Sellwood Riverfront Park. 

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.

2014 Clark County Fair


Make a splash at the 2014 Clark County Fair – August 1st -10th in Ridgefield, WA! This year's Fair is sure to provide you and your family with endless entertainment and excitement. Don't miss the featured exhibits Toytopia and Faircon plus family activities and carnival rides! Visit the Comcast Kids Park and Westfield Vancouver Mall Kids Stage for kids’ contests, local entertainment, and pony rides. Also, be sure to check out 4-H Events and the Junior Livestock Auction!

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