Portland, April 14th. The 11th Annual Saint Child Annual Banquet had a jungle theme and was held at the Oregon Zoo.   Inspired by the venue, the theme was “Jungle Rescue – Would You Survive?” Saint Child meets the needs of unsupported pregnant young women in our community.  At the event, the Carleton Family enjoys the Wall of Wine.

House Parents Skip & Cindy Sorum, Residents: Drisy, Cassie & Madison, CeCi & Elisha, Megan, RA’s : Stacy Rensink and Bonnie Patton.

House Parents Skip & Cindy Sorum, Residents: Drisy, Cassie & Madison, CeCi & Elisha, Megan, RA’s : Stacy Rensink and Bonnie Patton.

 
Naomi LaViolette, Jazz singer and special speaker, Amy Roloff

Naomi LaViolette, Jazz singer and special speaker, Amy Roloff

 
Saint Child Board of Directors: Jackie Pride, Dave Pullin, Jim Boyle, Jason Chandler, Cindy Zellers, Michael Hohn, and Jon Ruiz (Kirk Layton not shown) Are ready to greet guests.

Saint Child Board of Directors: Jackie Pride, Dave Pullin, Jim Boyle, Jason Chandler, Cindy Zellers, Michael Hohn, and Jon Ruiz (Kirk Layton not shown) Are ready to greet guests.

 
Guests interacted with a Vulture.

Guests interacted with a Vulture.

 
The jungle adventure included:  Oregon Zoo Animals,  Music by Portland’s own jazz musician, Naomi Lavallette and Featured Speaker Amy Roloff of  Bravo’s Hit show “Little People,  Big World”. The Master of Ceremonies was Roger Levasa, the previous starting Center and Captain of the  1981 Oregon State Beavers Football team.
 
From St. Child:

Saint Child is the leading North West Christian organization to educate and prepare pregnant young women to build healthy relationships, make responsible decisions, for successful lives for themselves and their unborn child.

Saint Child exists to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of pregnant young women who are caught in a cycle of abuse, poverty and neglect, and who are seeking help in transitioning from poverty and hopelessness to sustainability and faith. By immersing them in a nurturing family environment, they will build loving, lasting relationships while they learn practical life skills, receive counseling, and gain support from a community of faith.