Portland, February 23rd. Over 500 guests gathered at the Portland Art Museum to celebrate a “Night of Angels” at the Winemaker’s Dinner for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland. Supporters raised nearly $1.5 million which will benefit over 25,000 youth served by the nonprofit. Honoree Linda Rae Hickey enjoyed the evening with friends Geraldine Bidwell and John Bishop. (Photo Credit, Antonio Harris)
ESCO was the Presenting Sponsor for the event. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Portland Metropolitian Area event was called a Night of Angels this year because it honored volunteer angels like Linda Rae Hickey, Hank Swigert, and Brot Bishop, Jr. These altruistic individuals played a vital role in the Jack, Will, & Rob Boys & Girls Club program, named after three young boys: Jack, Will and Rob Warren, who lost their lives in a tragic accident in 1999.
The evening also featured 14-year old Club member and volunteer, John Grall, who spoke about the impact that the Jack, Will and Rob Boys & Girls Club has had on his life.
From the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Portland Metropolitian Area:
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
Since 1946, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland has been providing thousands of young people throughout the Portland metro area with affordable, high-quality after-school and summer programs designed to help them develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. Our Clubs offer kids what they want most: safe, clean, fun places to go when they’re not in school; caring adults who respect and guide them; and challenging programs that teach them life skills and keep them engaged in productive activities.