Portland, February 11th. The Portland Art Museum welcomed a hip crowd of 440 people for the 2012 Our HouseAuction. Development Director Sally Dadmun Bixby is framed by “Sister Reva Lation” and “Sister Spinna DeVinyl”. The annual charity gala is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the nonprofit. Development Manager James Lindquist is thrilled to report they raised $385,000 at the event. Proceeds provide vital services to local people living with HIV/AIDS.
The Master of Ceremonies was Dale Johannes and the Auctioneer was Johnna Wells.
From Our House: Our House has been part of the Portland community since 1988. Our services have expanded but our commitment to people living with HIV/AIDS has remained the same. HIV/AIDS is a complex and challenging disease that can often be overwhelming. The Our House team of expert clinicians works with people with advanced HIV/AIDS who are having difficulty managing independent living. They tailor services for each individual that defines what “living well” means to them.
Over the years we have expanded services that now range from regular in-home visits by clinical staff to 24-hour residential skilled nursing services. As the health of a resident or client improves or declines, we are able to continue to provide services within our continuum of care.
Our programs and services include: Our House, Swan House, Neighborhood Housing & Care Program, Esther’s Pantry and Tod’s Corner. Our House maintains an inclusive community where values, experiences and identities are accepted, where respect for differences is shared and where questions, dialogue and education are encouraged. Our House is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Portland, Oregon (USA).