New Playground

IMG_1483CBRE Cares donated a new playground, bark chips and fencing materials and then came and put them together. They came on Earth Day to help our kids have a fun, safe place to play outside. In spite of rain, they worked hard to assemble the playground equipment and build the fence. They split into two teams who expertly went to work. The race was on for who would complete the work first, but the fencers won! They were glad to be able to sweat and work hard for a good cause (and be out of the office!)

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Home Builders Foundation Building Hope Gala & Auction Supports Community of Hope

IMG_1483On the night after our Celebrate and Support Hope Event, the Home Builders Foundation had their Building Hope Gala Auction. They raised $270,000 for the shelters they are supporting, including Community of Hope. They featured us in their video. See more about their event by clicking here and view the video by clicking here.

Linda Jo Devlaeminck attended the event. She was delighted to meet many of the people who are supporting us in our renovations. She’s very grateful for all of their help.

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Celebrate and Support Hope Fundraising Event

WIMG_1483hen the Speaker spoke, people listened. Celebrate and Support Hope was the first fundraiser for the two-year old Community of Hope shelter was held at the beautiful North Star Ballroom. Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek (D – 44th Dist. N/NE Portland) congratulated the women’s shelter on its success and held it out as an example of what needs to be done to address Oregon’s homeless crisis.

Preceding Kotek’s talk, an estimated 100 attendees heard from Brandi Tuck,about the housing issues in our city.

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Girl Scouts make bookshelves

IMG_1483Girl Scout Troop 40032 made bookshelves for each of the rooms. The girls did this project as part of earning their Silver Award, which is the highest award that a Girl Scout Cadette (ages 11-14 or grades 6-8) can earn, and that they worked on the bookcases one and off for over eight months. They designed, built, stained, finished and delivered…

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St. Johns Christian Clean Up

IMG_1483 St. Johns Christian Church came to clean up our parking lot after they worshiped. They took out a tree, trimmed another tree and bush, moved mounds of bark dust, and cleaned up our sidewalk and parking lot. Even the neighbors got in the act! Later, they brought pillows and toiletries for the families. Their support make it easier to use our parking lot, helped out our neighbors by making our lot more attractive, and showed support for the families who live here. Thank you! See more pictures…

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