Portland, August 21st. “Do it for the puppies,” was the slogan for a special summer party at the Romtom Lounge.

The White Party at Portland's Romtom

The White Party was held at the stylish indoor/outdoor space on East Burnside

White Party hosts were: Josh Friedman, Nitin Khanna, Julie Ma, Paul Wagner, and Scott Kveton. (Photo credit,
Michelle Pearl Gee.) The benefit for the Oregon Humane Society drew over 200 guests in their finest all-white
attire.

Oregon Humane Society Guests

Oregon Humane Society Guests

Oregon Humane Society volunteers were on hand to help out

Oregon Humane Society volunteers were on hand to help out

The event raised over $11,500 for OHS; enough money to provide food for all the animals for an entire month. “Choosing the Oregon Humane Society as our beneficiary was easy as the organization is very near and dear
to all of our hearts,” said Paul Wagner, one of the hosts of White Party. “They do so much to help the local animal community, so we wanted to celebrate their efforts and raise overall awareness toward their program.”

White Party Guests

White Party Guests

For over 142 years, the OHS has been sheltering abandoned animals, fighting cruelty and neglect, and working to build a caring and compassionate community in Oregon. The association has thousands of members and 1,500 volunteers, but is not affiliated with any local or national organization and receives no tax dollars.  Its work is made possible  through donations of time, money, goods and services.

Organizers of The White Party are hoping to make it an annual event and plan to select a different non-profit to highlight each year.

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