JLP CAREs 2013

JLP CAREs 2013

The Junior League of Portland hosted its 4th JLP CAREs (Community Action and Revitalization Event) on October 5, 2013, a unique volunteer-a-thon event that combines fund development with community service.

At JLP CAREs, JLP members, family, friends and supporters united to raise funds to support mission of the Junior League of Portland.  Participants completed projects throughout the Portland metro area that directly impacted children and families by providing an army of trained volunteers for a day to various community organizations while being sponsored by genrous donors.

We activated 140 participants during JLP CAREs 2013, raising over $20,000 to continue promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community while also providing nearly 600 hours of community service in a single day.

Read more about how your donation impacted our community last year, and be sure to join us in 2014.

The following community organizations were selected for JLP CAREs 2013. These projects will positively impact the lives of 7,500 children and families in the Portland area.

Peninsula Children’s Learning Center

Participants will sewed bibs and smocks for children, paint classrooms and clean toys, closets, and the kitchen to support PCLC’s early childhood care and education services for at-risk youth.

The Children’s Book Bank

Participants cleaned and organized books to create individual bags of books for children from The Children’sBook Bank’s thousands of new and gently-used donatedbooks for children who might not otherwise have booksof their own at home.

The Shadow Project

Participants sorted and packaged books and school supplies that Shadow Project’s special education teacher partners use to incentivize students with complex learning challenges.


Participants painted a mural, paint staff and treatment rooms and cleaned the facility, as well as beautified and organized the children’s playroom to provide a safe, cleanplace for CODA’s youngest residents. CODA’s works to reduce mental health, alcohol and drug problems.

Children’s Developmental Health Institute

Particpants supported the Children’s Developmental Health Institute’s comprehensive developmental health services for children and the community by completing multiple small projects throughout the facility, including restocking the children’s library and cleaning therapy equipment and toys.


Participants sorted and assembled jewelry and jewelry kits atupstARTpdx, creating pieces that can be sold to the publicwith the proceeds returning to the organization. upstARTpdx combats human trafficking through creative, income generating opportunities.

Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies, Inc.

Participants helped with indoor and outdoor projects, including painting playground equipment, cleaning, and grounds beautification. Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies, Inc. is a nonprofit, pediatric occupational and physical therapy clinic.

Raphael House

Participants taught residents how to cook two healthy recipes and will teach preparation of additional healthy and affordable meal for their families. JLP gifted each resident the supplies to make each dish, plus the crockpots and ingredients to make the recipes they learned during the session.