Portland, Or. For over a decade, the Portland Nursery has hosted Impact NW’s Garden Party at its nursery on SE Division. Guest enjoyed a lovely summer evening in the garden including CJ Cox, Kevin & Lyne Modica, Brendan Finn, Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman who hosted a table, and Liz Burns. Celebrated Garden experts: Marcia Peck, Mike Darcy and Anne Jaeger and master gardener Leslie Rey judged the garden container contest. Each container was then sold at the auction. Dan Tilkin of KOIN served as the emcee for the evening of sharing Impact NW’s achievements over the past year with business and community leaders and caring individuals who came together to support Impact NW. (Photo credit, Jim Garrison) 

Michael Martin, from SuMc Landscape Design, and his Blue Ribbon garden container stole the show at the September 9th event.

Impact NW Board Member Valerie Thompson hosted a table of friends. (L-R) Alyssa Thompson, Valerie Thompson, Corinne Kugel, Camden McClintock Schobert, Laura Back, Trisha Dimaculangan Mumm.

Celebrated Garden experts: Marcia Peck, Mike Darcy and Anne Jaeger (not pictured) and master gardener Leslie Rey judged the garden container contest.

Organizers said, “The beautiful tent in the gardens of the Portland Nursery was a beautiful metaphor for Impact NW. Founded in 1966 by neighbors, helping less fortunate neighbors in SE Portland, Impact NW takes on our community’s biggest social challenges. It organizes effective solutions under one big tent to help over 30,000 people a year avoid and recover from financial hardship.”

From Impact NW:

Our Mission

  • To help people prosper through a community of support. 

Our Impact

  • 36,000 Individuals receive nurturing, effective and quality services each year.
  • 12,000 Meals are served weekly to hungry children.
  • 3,321 Volunteers serve 32,382 total hours each year, a value of $688,117 in additional services.

For more information: https://impactnw.org/

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