Beaverton, OR.  Assistance League of Greater Portland’s new fashion show, put the spotlight on seven local boutiques with a unique Northwest vibe. The event, called Promenade Portland,  raised $82,000 for the local chapter of Assistance League. Model Beth Graser, Communications Director for the Hillsboro School District, walked the runway with local entertainer Poison Waters in a in a floor length pink gown. The event was held at the Multnomah Athletic Club on April 3rd. (Photo credit, Thomas Marucha)

Promenade Portland Event Chairs, Diane George and Jamie Marucha, greet guests with champagne and mimosas.

Guests peruse the silent auction. Local businesses donated generously to support Assistance League.

Assistance League member volunteer Tuni Garrigues models a spring style. Seven local boutiques provided fashions including: Adorn, e.g. page, Janelle James, Monique’s, Paloma Clothing, Rachelle M, and Union Rose.

Guests raise their bid cards to support Assistance League during the live auction and special appeal.

Assistance League of Greater Portland Vice President Philanthropic Programs, Alli- son Mudrick, addressed the audience about the Operation School Bell® program, which sup- ports children whose families cannot afford to send them to school dressed appropriately. She spoke of the many boxes of brand new clothing in all sizes for students, and acting as personal shopper for children with severe health issues who require special clothing accommodations. Assistance League of Greater Portland clothed over 4,450 children in Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro this school year.

Sponsoring the event were O’Donnell Law Firm, LLC, Albina Co., Inc., Dustin Funes of the Meadows Group Inc., Realtors, NW Natural and US Bank. Silver Lining Jewelry provided dia- mond earrings for the grand prize raffle. Local merchants also donated generously for the live and silent auctions and raffle baskets.

From Assistance League of Greater Portland:

Assistance League of Greater Portland has been improving lives through community-based programs since 1965. Assistance League member volunteers provide five community service programs. The programs serve local families in need by providing new school clothing, enrichment activities for troubled youth, personal history books for foster and abused children, emergency clothing for assault victims and a scholarship program. In addition to grants, sponsorships and donations, funds are raised at Assistance League Thrift and Consignment Shops at 4000 SW 117th Avenue in Beaverton.