Portland, May 9th, 2015.  Neighborhood House hosted a very special 110th anniversary celebration at its annual Fête Locale  fundraiser  at the Multnomah Athletic Club.  The festivities, featuring stories, dinner and silent and live auctions drew over 350 supporters and raised close to $172,000, including a generous $4,000 challenge grant from Wells Fargo in support of Neighborhood House’s Emergency Food Box Program.

Lee Moore shares a story of how his childhood was influenced by his connection to Neighborhood House.

Lee Moore shares a story of how his childhood was influenced by his connection to Neighborhood House.

 Board member Kristin Watkins shares the spotlight with education consultant Ami Margolin Rome and friends.

Board member Kristin Watkins shares the spotlight with education consultant Ami Margolin Rome and friends.

Record numbers of attendees enjoyed the high-energy of this year’s event.

Record numbers of attendees enjoyed the high-energy of this year’s event.

Emceed by News Channel 8 Anchor Reggie Aqui with help from   students Ihelani Gonzales and Reyjon Williams from George Middle School, the event showcased Neighborhood House’s 110 year legacy of innovation in providing education and social services to strengthen the lives  of low-income clients of all ages.

All proceeds from the event benefit the programs and services Neighborhood House provides to over 18,000 low-income children, families and seniors across the Portland Metro area.

Neighborhood House’s mission is to bring neighbors together to  reduce hunger and homelessness and educate both young and old.   We strengthen community by providing resources to support self-reliance, economic independence and dignity in people of all ages and backgrounds.

Neighborhood House programs and services include:

Educational programs such as Head Start early childhood education, parenting program, and the Child Care Improvement Project   http://www.nhpdx.org/WhatWeDo/earlychildhood.html

School-aged Youth programs, and wrap-around family services.  http://www.nhpdx.org/WhatWeDo/schoolyouth.html

Services for families in need, such as the Emergency Food Box Program, Energy & Utility Assistance, Transitional Housing and Information & Assistance services. http://www.nhpdx.org/WhatWeDo/familiesinneed.html

Services for older adults, such as a Senior Center, Information & Assistance services,  Senior Transportation, and Care Management for at-risk seniors to help them maintain their independence.  http://www.nhpdx.org/WhatWeDo/seniors.html

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