From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank all of the wonderful folks who helped us launch this wacky, fun, meaningful “circle” project of ours! We are grateful to know you, and we appreciate every last one of you who lent us their strength to get this off the ground. And what an amazing year it was! It started […]
Night Strike: Walking the Walk
Night Strike is a community gathering under the Burnside Bridge every Thursday night. While hot meals and new sleeping bags are given out, the main goals are to create community, share humanity, and foster connections with those living on the streets of Portland. It’s run by a group called Because People Matter (BPM), a Christian-based nonprofit that aims to serve marginalized people by developing […]
We did it! Seventeen of us gathered together to produce 11 (yes, eleven!) weighted blankets. Our lofty goal was to make 10 of them. Our ladies got it done … and then some! What’s a weighted blanket? Just what you think it is! It’s a blanket with weighted plastic beads sewn into internal pockets, similar in style […]
Girl Scouts Beyond Bars
The Girls Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington participate in a unique program, called Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, that facilitates a GS troop for girls whose moms are in prison. Girl Scouts Beyond Bars serves girls whose mothers are incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Oregon. GSBB’s primary goal is to lessen the impact […]
Hygiene Boxes & Water Galore!
Our finalized hygiene boxes, 34 in all, were delivered to Volunteers of America Oregon’s Home Free program. Then, we jogged across town and delivered cases of water, paper plates, napkins and plastic flatware to Clackamas Women’s Services’ parenting program. Volunteers of America (VOA) has many different programs which assist people in a variety of different situations in their […]