Portland, OR. Foundation is a boutique on Northwest 23rd Avenue that donates its profits, after expenses, to one local charity each quarter. This quarter’s beneficiary is Store to Door and the nonprofit hosted an event to kick off the partnership. Erin Riddle, Marcia Blasen, Elizabeth Lott, and Eumi Wymbs were on hand for the event. (Brendan Ffitch, photo credit)
Store to Door is a Portland non-profit that supports independent living for Portland area seniors and adults with disabilities by providing an affordable, personal, volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service. In 2018, Store to Door shopped and delivered more than 11,569 grocery orders to more than 682 clients across the Portland metro area.
“All of our nonprofit partners are very important to us,” said Holly Levow, co-founder and CEO of Foundation. “We couldn’t be more excited to help educate the community about their missions and to empower customers to give directly to these important organizations through something they would be doing anyway – shopping for clothes and accessories they love and feel great in.”
Foundation opened in August. The boutique gives 100 percent of profits, after expenses, to a featured non-profit partner. Store to Door will receive 100 percent of Foundation profits made from March 7th through June 5th.
“Store to Door is thrilled to be selected as an Impact Partner!” said Kiersten Ware, Store to Door Executive Director. “Foundation’s commitment to creating a more equitable world and their priority around women’s empowerment and health is very much aligned with our mission. 78% of Store to Door’s clients are women and 86% are low-income. Studies have shown that women over 75 are twice as likely to live in poverty than men. And the poverty rate among seniors of color in Multnomah County is 19% – almost twice the rate for the overall senior population. Store to Door is proud to partner with Foundation in its commitment to address these inequities so that all seniors can be nourished, included, and can live in dignity in the setting of their own choice.”
“When creating Foundation, we knew it was important to not only give with purpose but purchase with purpose,” said Chelsea Armstrong, co-founder of Foundation. To learn more about Foundation’s, upcoming events and its quarterly non-profit partners visit: www.foundationpdx.com.
Foundation is a Portland-based boutique with a BIG mission: to champion a wide variety of social movements through a combination of fashion, philanthropy and community dialogue. Each quarter the women of Foundation research and carefully select a non-profit organization whose mission they strongly believe in. Foundation kicks off each partnership with an Impact event, an evening of fashion, philanthropy, food and drinks, that it hopes brings awareness to each organization’s mission. The community is invited to learn about Foundation’s non-profit partners, celebrate their great work and contribute to the cause by shopping the season’s best styles. Foundation donates 100 percent of profits and features ethical and socially conscious brands in its store.
From Store to Door:
Since 1989, Store to Door has supported independent living for Portland area seniors and people with disabilities by providing an affordable, personal, volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service. When the program began, five volunteers shopped for twenty-five local seniors. Now, 29 years later, Store to Door serves more than 680 clients more than 11,500 deliveries each year. As a volunteer-based organization, Store to Door relies on more than 1500 volunteers annually, who committed more than 17,000 hours of volunteer time last year.