JLP CAREs 2014
The Junior League of Portland’s 5th annual JLP CAREs was held on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
In addition to the volunteer-a-thon during the day, JLP hosted a fun and festive evening event for volunteers and guest – the Harvest Soirée and Silent Action at The Jupiter Hotel.
Our 2014 goal was to activate over 120 volunteers to participate in JLP CAREs volunteer-a-thon and raise $25,000 for the League and its programs.
We are delighted to announce that we greatly exceeded our goal raising over $40,000 which will go directly toward advancing the charitable mission of JLP.
Thank you to our volunteers and generous donors for making this possible!
Following are the eight community organizations JLP members volunteered to support this year. League members made a difference by gardening and landscaping, painting, cooking and making freezer meals, assembling reading and educational kits, painting, cleaning and more at each of these non-profit community organizations. These projects positively impacted the lives of 7,500 children and families in the Portland metro area.
For more information about JLP CAREs, please contact JLPCAREs@juniorleagueofportland.org
Founded in 1977, Raphael House of Portland is a multi-faceted domestic violence agency dedicated to fighting the causes and effects of intimate partner violence in a variety of ways. We offer emergency shelter in a confidential location, a 24-hour in-house crisis line, transitional housing and advocacy programs, non-residential advocacy in partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, and also work to bring an end to violence through community outreach and education.
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 chold to reach his or her own unique potential.
The Shadow Project partners with special education teachers to help close the achievement gap for students with complex learning challenges. Just as wheelchair ramps foster independence for persons with physical disabilities, The Shadow Project helps make learning accessible for boys and girls whose invisible disabilities include dyslexia, ADHD, autism and communications disorders. They serve 28 Portland-area schools, providing life-changing classroom enrichment that annually helps 1,350 struggling students reach goals and turn I can’t into I can!
CODA’s mission is to significantly reduce mental health, alcohol and drug problems and their social, health, and behavioral consequences through use of evidence-based practices, partnerships with other social and health care providers and advocacy for effective public policy. Today 47% of patients admitted into CODA programs are women, 40-80% (varies by program) of whom are actively partnering or working to reunite with their children. In each case, family needs are an integral component of treatment planning and may include family therapy and/or referral for child-specific services to address children’s unique needs.
For nearly 40 years, Peninsula Children’s Center has fulfilled its mission of providing high-quality, affordable childcare and education and family support programs that contribute to the vitality of North and Northeast Portland. Peninsula provides comprehensive early childhood care and education services designed to promote the cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic and motor development of children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.
Albertina Kerr provides a wide range of services for children with development disabilities and mental health challenges as well as support for their families. Kerr’s programs are unique in Oregon, providing intensive intervention and psychiatric treatment for toddlers, young children and teenagers from early childhood to 18. Many of these children are struggling to function at home, at school or in the community. Kerr provides treatment and skills training geared toward reuniting children with their families when possible and creating new potential for a healthy, productive life for each child. Albertina Kerr also provides a wide range of services designed to support adults with developmental disabilities. The people Kerr serves have mental and physical disabilities resulting in impairments to daily functioning and including diagnoses such as Down Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. They receive care, skills training and support for community involvement in their homes, in the community and group home.
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.
Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families who must travel for their children to receive medical care. The House provides a private room for each family, along with kitchen facilities, activities, support from staff and the chance to meet other families who understand what one another is going through. Volunteers do everything from providing meals and fresh baked treats to helping with laundry and putting on arts & craft nights.
Due to the generous supporters of JLP CAREs, we were able to reach our goal! Read more about how these donations impact our community.
JLP CAREs donors were recognized in the winter issue of the JLPress and are listed below.
The Junior League of Portland joins with community partners and supports its own programs (such as Between the Lines, and Healthy Habits, Healthy Kids) to positively impact the education, safety and health of women, children and families. Only with the help of the individuals and companies below are we are able to continue our mission to support these programs and our community partners. Special thanks to all of the companies and individuals that donated products and services to help make the JLP CARES Harvest Soiree a success and ultimately support the Junior League of Portland’s mission. Also a very special thank you to those Junior League of Portland members who have helped facilitate so many of these donations.
Permission Country Club
Corvallis Country Club
Krisin Kilshaw and Peter Larson
Pop Up and Paint
Dave’s Killer Bread
Bairds on B
Grand Central Bakery
Phoenix Pet Care
Phoenix Functional Fitness
Yo Yo Yogi
Third Wave Coffee Tours
Where to Eat Guide and Associates
Hilton Hotel/Ava Setzer
Morrison Street Capital
Misty Deaton and Christina Owen
Thu Ha Dinh/FuAsian
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Gary and Clydeen Phillips
Junior League of Portland Board of Directors
Fresh Faces RX
Jill Knouse Yoga
The Corn MAiZE at The Pumpkin Patch
Widmer Brothers Brewing