Portland, Oregon – Red Dress: REDemption…End of Days announced today that they generated $15,000 in proceeds from this years event bringing the organization’s total charitable contributions to $252,000. The check presentation on Tuesday June 12, 2012 between 6 – 7PM at Starky’s www.starkys.com will award this year’s beneficiaries; Our House of Portland, Cascade Aids Project: Kid’s Connection and Quest Center for Integrative Health.
“Our House is extremely grateful to Red Dress PDX for their generous donation. The tireless efforts of their board of directors and volunteers as well as the generosity of their sponsors and party goers provides much needed funds to nonprofit organizations in our community. Thank you for all your hard work and for including Our House as a Red Dress beneficiary.”
-Wayne Miya, Executive Director at Our House
1600 men and women attended REDemption…End of Days on April 14. Guests enjoyed hosted food, beverages, specialty cocktails, and music on two dance floors. Our DJ’s included, DJ Adam West, DJ Jakob Jay, DJ Harmonix, DJ Saltfeend and DJ Scotty D, as well as a special guest performance from Storm Large that rocked the house.
About the Red Dress Party:
The Red Dress Party began 12 years ago in the basement of a North Portland home and has grown to become one of the most unusual and anticipated fundraising events in town. The party is produced by Red Dress PDX, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization of 7 Board Members who identify different charities to support each year. A small army of volunteers and a number of corporate sponsors help make the party possible.
About the Beneficiaries:
Our House has provided healthcare, housing, and other vital services to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS in our community since 1988. Over the years their services have expanded but their commitment to inspiring people with HIV/AIDS to live well has remained the same. In addition to 24-hour residential skilled nursing services, they also provide regular in-home visits by clinical staff, supplemental food, clothing, companion pet services and more to people who live independently. Their programs include: Our House, Swan House, Neighborhood Housing & Care Program, Esther’s Pantry and Tod’s Corner. The Our House team tailors services for each individual that defines what “living well” means to them. www.ourhouseofportland.org
Cascade Aids Project -Kid’s Connection provides support to children, youth and families who are HIV infected or affected. Kids’ Connection also provides training to other family-servicing agencies in the Portland area to improve their capacity to serve HIV-impacted families. Their services include age-appropriate education for children and teens about HIV; support for children and teens living with HIV, and their families, through a partnership with OHSU’s Pediatric HIV Clinic; support and counseling for families on HIV disclosure; social events that promote connection between families affected by HIV; and information and referrals to other community resources supporting children and families. In 2011, Kids’ Connection served over 200 children, parents and other family members with these critical services. www.cascadeaids.org
Quest Center is a nonprofit healthcare clinic that provides multidisciplinary and integrative healthcare in a community-based setting to all people, regardless of income. They are licensed by the state of Oregon as a mental health clinic and substance abuse program. www.quest-center.org