Portland May 12th. P:earblossoms X was a hit for the homeless teen mentoring nonprofit. Event organizers say they, “Celebrated ten years of learning, growing, love and stories in support of p:ear’s vital work with Portland’s homeless and parent-less young people.”  (Photo Credit, Jason Kaplan) Auctioneer Kelly Russell, guest speaker Kristy Edmunds (founder of PICA), and MC Scott Slipper (NW Dance Project) enjoyed the celebration. The event at the Leftbank Annex drew hundreds of supporters.

p:ear volunteer Chuck Barnes

p:ear volunteer Chuck Barnes entertained the crowd.

 

 

Guests had fun with bubbles.

Guests had fun with bubbles.

 

 

Guests Michael and Cheryl Carrier bid during the live auction

Guests Michael and Cheryl Carrier bid during the live auction

 
Y La Bamba performs during p:earblossoms X

Y La Bamba performs during p:earblossoms X

 
 From p:ear:

p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Each year our programs serve almost 900 homeless and transitional young people ages 15 to 24.