Portland, OR. Portland YouthBuilders (PYB) hosted a three-day fundraising campaign and a virtual scavenger hunt to raise funds. About 100 supporters joined in the fun of the virtual scavenger hunt. Teams remained safe and socially distanced as they competed for points and bragging rights. Missions included a photo (as seen above) or video displays of talent, creativity, and tenacity; all submitted through the scavenger hunt app. Supporters surpassed a $100,000 fundraising goal, raising more than $125,000. The nonprofit provides support for low-income youth including, education, vocational training, and leadership development.

It was a family affair for these scavenger hunt participants.

Virtual scavenger hunt teams get silly for PYB! Participants describe the scavenger hunt as a bonding experience that helped them forget about the pandemic for awhile.

The hunt was called the Big Search Party. Participants gave the activity great reviews saying, “What a creative fundraiser! It’s the only thing that has gotten my kids off the couch and doing fun, silly things.”

The virtual campaign and scavenger hunt took place over three days – September 24th, 25th and 26th – and was presented by O’Neill Walsh Community Builders. It included video testimonials.

PYB graduate, Matt Solano, told his story about the support he received as a student at PYB and the success he built after he graduated.

From Portland YouthBuilders:

PYB thanks sponsors and donors who made this fundraiser such a success. The generosity the community has displayed, stepping up to offer critical emergency support during COVID-19, has been an incredible support in an uncertain time. 

The mission of Portland YouthBuilders is to support young people who are committed to changing their lives to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the workforce and their community. Serving more than 200 young people a year, PYB offers a program of high school completion, vocational training, counseling, and support that helps our students find a new path and a clear vision of success filled with pride, leadership, and commitment to the community.

Founded in 1995, Portland YouthBuilders is a non-profit organization committed to providing long term support for low-income youth.  Each year, we provide education, vocational training, and leadership development services for over 200 young people between the ages of 17 and 24 who have not completed high school and who face significant barriers to success.