Portland, OR. Neighborhood House‘s largest fundraiser of the year, the Welcome Home Hour of Hope, was a success this year. Although the event was entirely virtual for the second year in a row, community members stepped up and helped raise $20,000 more than the original goal, for a resounding $185,000. Jared Shuman (NH Board Member), Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Chris Chiacchierini (Executive Director) helped hosted the online event. (Photo Credit, Ellen Field)
The evening featured stories of everyday heroes whose actions and efforts during the pandemic were anything but ordinary. From volunteering at our Food Pantry to support its recent shift to food delivery to raising funds to provide tablets to low-income families with preschoolers, to providing affordable, safe child care to essential workers, our neighbors made a huge difference this year.
Attendees joined from across the country to hear these stories, participate in some Hour of Hope Trivia, and more. Neighborhood House is so grateful to our community for making our important work possible.
From Neighborhood House:
Neighborhood House brings neighbors together to reduce hunger and homelessness and to educate both young and old, strengthening our community by providing resources to support self-reliance, economic independence, and dignity in people of all ages and backgrounds.