JLP CAREs 2015

The Junior League of Portland’s 7th annual JLP CAREs will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015. In addition to the volunteer-a-thon during the day, JLP is hosting a fun and festive evening event – the Harvest Soiree and Silent Auction at Eco Trust. Our goal this year is to activate 190 volunteers to participate in JLP CAREs volunteer-a-thon and raise $60,000 for the League and its programs.

We have selected following community organizations to be a part of our volunteer-a-thon this year. League members will support these organizations by doing a variety of projects including gardening and landscaping, painting, cooking and making freezer meals, assembling reading and educational kits, cleaning and more at each of these non-profit community organizations.

Albertina Kerr

Provides programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges – empowering them to live richer lives.


Children’s Book Bank

The Children’s Book Bank strives to improve the literacy skills of low-income children by giving them books of their own before they reach kindergarten.  To do this, The Children’s Book Bank collects, repairs, and packages used books. The books are then made available to families in need – free of charge.



CODA aims to treat people whose health and quality of life are compromised by alcohol, drugs and mental health challenges. They do so through patient-centered care, partnerships with other healthcare providers and community partners, and through advocacy for effective public policy.


Dress for Success

The purpose of Dress for Success is to offer long-lasting solutions that enable women to break the cycle of poverty. Dress for Success Oregon is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures. They provide each client with professional attire to secure employment. Besides physically equipping the client with apparel and accessories, their programs furnish her with a confidence that she carries forever and the knowledge that she can actively define her life, the direction she takes and what success means to her.


Giving Closet

The Giving Closet exists to serve people who are homeless, experiencing poverty, and/or struggling financially by providing clothes, toys and household items to those in need.


Native American Youth and Family Center

NAYA is a family of numerous tribes and voices who are rooted in sustaining tradition and building cultural wealth. They provide culturally-specific programs and services that guide youth and families in the direction of personal success and balance through cultural empowerment. Their continuum of lifetime services create a wraparound, holistic healthy environment that is Youth Centered, Family Driven, Elder Guided.


Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies

Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies is a non-profit, pediatric occupational and physical therapy clinic dedicated to providing all children and young adults with high-quality services in a family-centered and fun atmosphere. For over 25 years, it has been providing the latest in clinically proven treatment techniques allowing each child to reach his or her own unique potential.


New City Initiative

New City Initiative’s mission is to engage faith communities to end the cycle of homelessness by building supportive relationships.   It partnered with UpstARTpdx to continue its work as a social enterprise that supports women at risk of homelessness, sexual violence and exploitation through creative, income-generating opportunities, while promoting upcycling and environmental awareness.


Peninsula Children’s Learning Center

Peninsula Children’s Learning Center provides high quality, affordable childcare and education as well as family support programs that contribute to the vitality of North and Northeast Portland.


Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington provides a “home away from home” for families with seriously ill children, and supports initiatives to improve pediatric health.


Saint Child

Saint Child exists to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of pregnant young women and their children by providing a safe nurturing community.

Shadow Project They welcome young women from all cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.


The Shadow Project 

The Shadow Project is a Portland-based nonprofit whose mission is to reach these struggling students early and help close the achievement gap. Their intent is to improve the scholastic achievement of Oregon special education students in grades K-8, with the ultimate goal of equipping them with the skills and attributes necessary for increased lifetime success.