Beaverton, OR. The Assistance League of Greater Portland held a “No Fooling Fundraiser” on March 31st. Assistance League Board Members Janice Cushman and Mary Johnson helped promote the event.

Assistance League Good Fella volunteer Brian Farrell invited donations at the nonprofit’s thrift shop. Many shoppers donated, including one shopper who was moved to give $1,000.

With the cancellation of the nonprofit’s annual in-person benefit for a second year, and reduced hours for Assistance League Thrift and Consignment Shop, volunteers decided they needed to get creative. The  Assistance League sent a series of emails, social media posts, and direct mail to supporters. The event raised over $68,000. Business sponsors included US Bank, Albina Co., Inc., Dustin Funes Real Estate Group, and OnPoint Community Credit Union.

A video starring local celebrity, Poison Waters, (aka Kevin Cook) thanked supporters.

Assistance League of Greater Portland:

Assistance League of Greater Portland has been transforming lives and strengthening community since 1965. Assistance League volunteers serve the community with local programs, including Operation School Bell®, which provides new clothes for children who are in great need; Assault Survivor Kits®, providing fresh outfits for victims after emergency care; activities for youth in residential treatment; and vocational scholarships. Assistance League Thrift and Consignment Shop is located at Assistance League’s office at 4000 SW 117th Avenue in Beaverton and is currently open on Saturdays from noon to 4:00 p.m. Visit the website for updates on hours open at YouTube channel has both videos –