Portland, March 15th, 2014. The 12th Annual SnowCap benefit raised a record $117,000. Allison Broyles and Eric Matzelle enjoy the festivities. A portion of the donations will support SnowCap’s new evening program to better serve the working poor throughout 2014 and 2015. SnowCap Executive Director Judy Alley noted that it took just one week to fill the new service hours with devoted volunteers. (Photo credit, LeeAnn Gauthier)
SnowCap’s biggest auction to date drew nearly 350 guests to the Holiday Inn Portland-Airport and offered treasures ranging from the exotic to everyday donated by generous supporters. Premier Sponsors for the event were Pacific Power and Alyson Huntting. Emcee Carla Piluso and auctioneer JillMarie Wiles kept the evening lively. Knowledge garnered from their long association with SnowCap enabled them to connect the evening’s fun with the serious work of operating East County’s largest food pantry. Over 8,000 local residents depend on SnowCap for food or clothing each month.
Contact SnowCap through www.snowcap.org, PO Box 160, Fairview, OR 97024 or 503-674-8785 ext. 17 for more information or to make a donation. Since 1967 SnowCap volunteers have been feeding and clothing their neighbors in need in east Portland, Gresham, Fairview, Troutdale, Parkrose, and Wood Village.