Portland, OR. After a three year covid hiatus, the Assistance League of Greater Portland’s Promenade Portland returned with a crowd of 250 guests admiring spring fashions with a travel theme from local boutiques. Event Co-Chairs Penne Chapin-Zeigen and Tuni Garrigues welcomed the crowd. “We are so happy to be back together for this special event,” proclaimed Garrigues, “Today, we each have a chance to make a real impact on the lives of the people we serve.” At the event, JoAnn Quilala, volunteer stylist for Assistance League, modeled an ensemble from Assistance League’s Thrift Shop.
Featured boutiques included Adorn, the Arrangement, Assistance League of Greater Portland’s Thrift and Consignment Shop, Folly, Oxalis, Paloma Clothing and Pig’ments. Local entertainer Poison Waters emceed the event and Shauna Parsons of KPTV’s Good Day Oregon spoke about how each of Assistance League’s five community service programs fulfill a human need for dignity in addition to furthering educational equity, victim assistance and youth support.
Assistance League of Greater Portland honored U.S. Bank with its Community Service Award for outstanding business partnership and community support. U.S. Bank was a sponsor of the event, as was O’Donnell Law Firm LLC, Audi Beaverton and Porsche Beaverton, Advanced Wealth Management, Albina Co., Inc., ESP Painting, Mahaffy Real Estate Group, Northwest Control Company, Imc., NW Natural, OnPoint Community Credit Union, Sundown Publications, and Timberline Lodge. Over $166,000 was raised to help support Assistance League’s local community service programs, which serve more than 4,000 people each year.
From 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 programs, including Operation School Bell®, which provides new clothes which provides new clothes for children in great need; Assault Survivor Kits®, providing fresh outfits for victims in 17 emergency care centers; activities for youth in residential treatment at Janus Youth’s Cordero House; Scholarships in Trades for vocational students in community college; and new in 2023, PROFITS which provides retail training opportunities for transitional students seeking independence. Assistance League Thrift and Consignment Shop is located at 4000 SW 117th Avenue in Beaverton and is currently open on Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 4:00 p.m. with donations accepted Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Visit the website for updates on hours open at https://www.assistanceleague.org/greater-portland/ ####