Plans Set for New Oregon 2020 Lunar New Year Celebration

Plans Set for New Oregon 2020 Lunar New Year Celebration

Portland, OR. Chinese Friendship Association of Portland (CFAP) is a non-profit organization, serving the local community. CFAP organizes multiple education and culture-focused events all year long, with their most popular event being the annual Lunar New Year (LNY) Celebration Gala. Activities will include a Chinese National Level face-changing performer, international Wushu champions performing their best routines. It all takes place on January 25th, 2020.

The performances will also include ballet professionals performing a national award-winning piece, and a variety of cultural performances by well-known groups and individuals.

This year will be the first time that the LNY celebration is held in Keller Auditorium. It will also be the first time that multiple Asian communities will come together to celebrate LNY.

There will also be art exhibits by well-known visual artists and craft workshops by popular culture organizations.

Art & craft activities begin when doors open at 6pm. Performances begin at 7pm and run through 9pm.

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FEATURED PERFORMANCES

  • Xuan Cheng & Brian Simcoe from Oregon Ballet Theatre performing a national choreography winning piece.
  • Face changing Chinese national level performer -Long Yun who is the only female inheritor in China.
  • Routines from Wushu international champions
  • Magic show
  • A variety of cultural performances by well-known individuals, and popular local culture performing groups and dance schools.

ASIAN ART AND CULTURE

  • Art and calligraphy exhibits created by well-known artists such as a calligrapher, and other visual artists.
  • Craft workshops by popular local cultural organizations.

Art & craft activities begin at 6pm. Performances begin at 7pm and run through 9pm.

TICKET INFO can be found online at this link.

Ticket Prices: $20, $25, $35, $50 (service charges apply).
Group discount with 20+ tickets purchased. For group ticket purchase, please contact: [email protected]

ORGANIZERS

Chinese Friendship Association of Portland

Intel Chinese Employee Network

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

United Chinese Association of Oregon

Suey Sing Chamber & Labor Association of Portland

CO-ORGANIZERS

Haivision Network Video

Confucius Institute at Portland State University

All Chinese Heritage Integrity Empowerment Fund

Carina Liu BHHSNW Real Estate Broker in WA & OR

Art & Craft Exhibition Co-organizers:

Confucius Institute at Portland State University

Lan Su Chinese Garden

Artist MeiShi

Local JDRF Poised to Celebrate “25 Years Strong” in Bold Ways

Local JDRF Poised to Celebrate “25 Years Strong” in Bold Ways

Portland, OR. “JDRF is the world’s largest nonprofit funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our focus is on finding a cure; until we do, the advancements we’re making every day ease the burden of those living with the disease.” That’s the message the JDRF of Oregon/SW Washington wants you to hear. It offers many programs to support the community, like youth art groups for kids with T1D.

Summer Art Group is just one of the offerings of the local nonprofit, others include advocacy, outreach and research advancements.

JDRF has been leading the charge against diabetes for 25 years and leaders want you to be a part of their anniversary celebration. There are many ways to become involved and contribute to JDRF of Oregon/SW Washington. One is to support JDRF’s ticket sales for the VIP Sneak Peek at the Portland Auto Show on February 19th, 2020 at the Oregon Convention Center. You’ll see 600 of the best production, exotic and concept vehicles 2020 has to offer. $100 of your $125 ticket will benefit JDFR.

Last February many JDRF supporters took advantage of the Charity VIP event. They were among the first to attend the Portland International Auto Show, minus the crowds. JDRF is one of the 8 Charities who benefited.

The Sneak Peek ticket automatically enters you for a chance to win a 2020 Audi Q3 45 TFSI Quatrro. Click here for a link to Portland Auto Show Charity VIP tickets.

The annual JDRF Hope Gala is another way to celebrate and support the nonprofit.

Here’s information about the 2020 Hope Gala: On April 25th, 2020 the annual JDRF Hope Gala will bring together over 500 passionate community leaders and T1D leaders at the Sentinel Hotel to reflect on the past 25 years and to raise much-needed funding for fulfill JDRF’s mission of improving lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes and its complications. Click here for more information about the event.

From JDRF:

Whether you donate your time or dollars, life-changing breakthroughs in T1D treatments and therapies couldn’t happen without you. You can donate directly to JDRF by clicking here.

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JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.

Vision: A world without type 1 diabetes

Mission: Improving lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications

Why we fight type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. And, at present, there is no cure.

In T1D, your pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone the body needs to get energy from food. This means a process your body does naturally and automatically becomes something that now requires your daily attention and manual intervention. If you have T1D, you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, inject or infuse insulin through a pump, and carefully balance these insulin doses with your eating and activity throughout the day and night.

However, insulin is not a cure for diabetes. Even with the most vigilant disease management, a significant portion of your day will be spent with either high or low blood sugar levels. These fluctuations place people with T1D at risk for potentially life-threatening hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic episodes as well as devastating long-term complications such as kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, blindness, and amputation. Learn more about T1D.

JDRF wants a world without T1D

JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting and engaging the T1D community. Founded by parents determined to find a cure for their children with T1D, JDRF expanded through grassroots fundraising and advocacy efforts to become a powerhouse in the scientific community with dozens of U.S. locations and six international affiliates. We’ve funded more than $2 billion in research to date and made significant progress in understanding and fighting the disease. We must keep up the pace of funding so progress doesn’t slow or stop entirely.

You’re the reason for our success.

Every dollar we put toward research comes from donations. So when you support JDRF with your time, talent, voice and, yes, your money, you enable us to advance even more research.

There are many ways to join the JDRF family, but for 47 years there has been only one reason—because we are the organization that will turn Type One into Type None.

Get Involved

We have some of the best ratings for an organization focused on a single disease from charity watchdog groups and media. In 2012, Forbes named JDRF one of its five “All-Star” charities, based on its evaluation of our financial efficiency.

What’s in a name? A bit of “JDRF” history

JDRF has led the search for a cure for T1D since our founding in 1970. In those days, people commonly called the disease “juvenile diabetes” because it was frequently diagnosed in, and strongly associated with, young children. Our organization began as the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Later, to emphasize exactly how we planned to end the disease, we added a word and became the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Today, we know an equal number of children and adults are diagnosed every day—approximately 110 people per day. Thanks to better therapies—which JDRF funding has been instrumental in developing and making available—people with T1D live longer and stay healthier while they await the cure. So a few years ago, we changed our name to JDRF:

  • To remove the misconception that T1D is only a childhood disease
  • To acknowledge that nearly 85 percent of people living with the disease are over age 18
  • To reinforce our commitment to funding research that improves life for people of all ages and all stages of the disease

*This informational feature story is a sponsored story from Portland Society Page.

 

Girl Scouts of Oregon Work to Educate Scouts about Women’s Rights

Girl Scouts of Oregon Work to Educate Scouts about Women’s Rights

Portland, Or. The Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington are working hard to help shape America’s future leaders. Now leaders say they could use your help with their year-end giving campaign. They need funding for programs like the organization’s upcoming annual meeting in Eugene. At the annual meeting, the Girl Scouts of Oregon will be offering, “Speak Up, Stand Up, Rise Up” an activity exploring the significance of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution 100 years ago. Girl Scouts will learn about the history of the fight for women’s right to vote, including how the Amendment discriminated against groups of women on the basis of race and did not allow all women in the U.S to participate at the polls. Girls will engage in activities to be able to evaluate disparity that continues to be prevalent in women’s rights today, while also planning steps towards action they can demonstrate in their local communities.

The local Girl Scouts are active year-round participating in activities like the Mock Legislature at 2019 Girl Scout Leadership Day at the Capitol.

Girl Scout Leadership Day with Oregon Governor Kate Brown

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington serves members throughout Oregon and Clark, Skamania and Klickitat Counties in Washington. 40 volunteer-led areas called service units provide support for girls and adults in their area. The local council is funded through grants, donations, bequests, program fees, product sales, investment income and endowments.

Brownie Girl Scouts lead a signature campaign to save a local park.

A Girl Scout Cadette follows the Path to the Ballot in her school.

Here’s a video explaining how Girls Scouts offer a lifetime of leadership:


From Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington:

Thanks to the generosity of people like you, Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington is able to deliver on the mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

One in four Girl Scouts in our council depends on financial assistance, so your gift directly impacts the lives of girls in your community.

Donate now!

Gifts of any amount go a long way. Every donation makes an impact in the lives of girls in our community.

  • Your $10 gift could provide three Girl Scout Brownies with their Programming Robots badges, inspiring even the youngest girls to dream big dreams.
  • Your $25 gift could furnish a girl with her annual Girl Scout membership, opening up a world of possibilities—camp, STEM, travel, building friendships for a lifetime, learning about the world, and taking action as a leader.
  • Your $50 gift could supply seven Girl Scout Ambassadors with “Your Voice, Your World: The Power of Advocacy” Journey books.
  • Your $100 gift could outfit 12 girls with their official Girl Scout sashes, to proudly display their hard-earned STEM and outdoor badges.
  • Your $250 gift could help 16 girls experience camp for a day, where they’ll try new adventures like scaling a climbing wall and paddling a canoe.
  • Your $1,000 gift could welcome three girls to Classic Camp, where they’ll build confidence in swimming, building campfires, cooking outdoors, paddling on the lake, and more. 

Donate to Girl Scouts OSW online or contact [email protected] to make a donation.

*Year-end giving is a sponsored story offering.

Coming Up: William Temple House Selected as Christmas Ships Featured Charity

Coming Up: William Temple House Selected as Christmas Ships Featured Charity

Portland, OR. Would you like to join the parade of giving this December? William Temple House was selected by the Christmas Ships organization as its 2019 charity and you can help the organization as well. At two Christmas Ship Meet & Greet events you can bring new winter coats for the Children’s Clothing Closet at William Temple House. You can also donate money, anytime; here’s a link where you can make a tax-deductible donation today.

Here’s event information for the “Meet and Greet” events with the Christmas Ships organization: Saturday, December 21st, from 8-10 PM and Sunday, December 22nd, from 2-4:30 PM. The “Meet and Greets” are held at the Portland waterfront docks near Riverplace Marina. Again, William Temple House will have a booth set up to collect warm coats for children in need. Cash/credit card donations will also be gratefully accepted.

Donations will help further the mission of William Temple House to provide social services, mental health counseling, and spiritual care to individuals and families in need.

Christmas Ship organizers explain why they selected the nonprofit: “William Temple House is a nonprofit social service agency located in NW Portland that supports people in need, especially those who are affected by two major concerns in our area: extremely high rates of mental illness and the affordable housing crisis. Their services include affordable access to mental health counseling for individuals, couples, and families; a healthy food pantry; hygiene items; new clothing for children; dental and vision care; and energy assistance so that families don’t have to choose between paying rent or basic living expenses. William Temple House has been making a difference in the lives of Portlanders for 54 years. The Christmas Ships are honored to work with organizations like this and we hope you’ll consider contributing.”

One such person who has benefited from the services of William Temple House is Karen. Here’s Karen’s William Temple House story:

Karen is an avid reader with a passion for helping others. This year she organized a book drive for the free library at William Temple House. “Today I’m a giver in the world,” she says, “and it feels really good.” But it wasn’t always that way. Before Karen came to William Temple House, she felt lost and afraid. Her struggle with bipolar disorder made it difficult to get by and strained her relationship with her husband Ed.

“I had done everything I could and I heard that William Temple House had couples counseling. I felt like we really needed that. And that was the beginning.”

Here’s a video about Karen:

The affordable counseling appointments at William Temple House made it possible for Karen and Ed to meet with their counselors regularly as a couple and individually. With therapy tailored to their specific needs, Karen noticed that she and her husband began to work better as a team. After a few months of counseling, Karen knew they would be able to achieve their goal of staying together.

Karen and Ed are doing well now. And if they need support, they know William Temple House can be a resource for them.

Karen and Ed received mental health support at a difficult time in their lives, as well as free healthy food and check-ins with our community chaplain when they needed it. Karen believes our counseling program saved her marriage and nurtured her growth as a person. “William Temple saved our life. I don’t know what would have happened… and I’m very grateful right now, that this is the life we have.” Karen and Ed are doing well now. And if they need support, they know William Temple House can be a resource for them.

Today, Karen is a giver because it feels good to give back. “It’s empowering to give, because then you grow more. And then the good goes on. The good is multiplied.”

From William Temple House:

Your donation to William Temple House helps provide our current and future clients much-needed access to affordable counseling averaging $5 a session, healthy groceries, and many other services that families need to move forward in their lives. Your support makes a difference! Thank you.

William Temple House is a place of hope for people in our community.

With low- and no-cost counseling, social services and spiritual care, we lend a helping hand to Portland’s most vulnerable populations.

This year we experienced a 14% increase in the number of clients we served. Will you help us meet this growing need with a donation today?

Together we brighten the lives of thousands of our neighbors, helping them make it through difficult times and get back on their feet. Please open your hearts this holiday season and give generously for the well-being of our community.

Make your tax-deductible donation today.

Your support makes a difference!

*Year-end giving is a sponsored story offering.

Oregon Humane Society Seeks Heroes to Honor

Oregon Humane Society Seeks Heroes to Honor

Portland, OR. The Oregon Humane Society (OHS) is now accepting nominations for animal heroes and heroic humans who have had a positive impact on the lives of animals. They will be honored at the OHS Heroes Luncheon on February 20th, 2020 in downtown Portland.
Do you know an animal who has made a difference in the life of a special needs child or someone with an illness? Do you know a person who has helped animals in some unique way? The Oregon Humane Society (OHS) is looking to shine the spotlight on animals and animal lovers who are true heroes.
The OHS honor is called the Diamond Collar Hero Awards. It recognizes animals who have acted to save a human or animal life in peril, performed services within the community with undying loyalty, or overcome incredible odds in order to survive. Winners can also be humans who have had a positive impact on the lives of animals, exhibiting courage and compassion in the pursuit of animals’ well-being.
Award nominations are open to all two- and four-legged heroes and can be submitted now through February 1, 2020. Nominations can be delivered to OHS or submitted online here<http://www.oregonhumane.org/get-involved/events/diamond-collar-awards/>.
All nomination forms should be returned to:
Oregon Humane Society, Diamond Collar Committee, 1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97211, and postmarked by January 27, 2020 to ensure arrival by February 1.
The winners will be notified early February 2020 and will accept their awards at the OHS Heroes Luncheon to be held Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the Multnomah Athletic Club in downtown Portland.
About the event
The OHS Heroes Luncheon presenting the Diamond Collar Awards will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR 97205. Tickets are $60 per person.
Here’s a video about how you can adopt at the Oregon Humane Society:

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The Oregon Humane Society is the Northwest’s oldest and largest humane society, with one of the highest adoption rates in the nation. OHS receives no government funds for its adoption, education, medical and behavior programs. Visit oregonhumane.org<http://www.oregonhumane.org/> for more information.
FALL PREVIEW: Diamonds & Denim Theme Will Sparkle at INCIGHT Gala

FALL PREVIEW: Diamonds & Denim Theme Will Sparkle at INCIGHT Gala

Portland, OR. The INCIGHT Gala is coming up on Saturday, October 5th at the Sentinel Hotel. Diamonds and Denim is the theme, so organizers encourage guests to feel comfortable wearing gala attire from both ends of the spectrum. They promise, “a night of luxury and purpose that includes cocktails, games, raffles, fine dining, and a live auction.” Their mantra: be a diamond in a rhinestone world!

Here’s a link for more information, or to get your tickets www.incight.org/gala
The mission of INCIGHT is to unlock the potential of people through employment, education, and independence. INCIGHT serves individuals living with barriers, people with disabilities, single parents, veterans, welfare recipients, and those involved with the justice system. Here are some photos from last year’s gala which was circus-themed:

Johnna Wells of Benefit Auctions 360 livens the room with exclusive auction packages.

There were plenty of on theme snacks, including popcorn!

Cheers to signature cocktails (The Barnum and The Bailey)

INCIGHT doesn’t just throw a fundraiser… they put on a show!

From INCIGHT:

INCIGHT is relentless in building sustainable villages, networks, and resources to help all people reach their unlimited potential. Through a variety of strategic programs and services focused on education, employment, and independence the results include less homelessness, less need for welfare, fewer incarcerations, fewer suicides and fewer disabilities.

For the gala on October 5th, doors open at 5:00 p.m. The dinner & live auction begin at 6:30 p.m.
You can purchase tickets at www.incight.org/gala

Editor’s note: Fall Preview is a PortlandSocietyPage.com feature and is sponsored content.

FALL PREVIEW: RMHC’s Hearts & Hands Gala to Raise Much Needed Funds for Seriously Ill Children

FALL PREVIEW: RMHC’s Hearts & Hands Gala to Raise Much Needed Funds for Seriously Ill Children

Portland OR. RMHC supporters want you to join them for the Hearts & Hands Gala coming up on October 5th! It’s the biggest benefit of the year for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington. The event will be held at The Nines (at 525 SW Morrison) and is black tie optional. Click here for a link to buy tickets or learn more about the gala.

Organizers expect the gala will raise much more than $700,000. “Guests will enjoy the wonderful company of KPTV-TV’s Shauna Parsons and Artisan Auction’s Dale Johannes, who will co-host the event this year. This beautiful evening will also feature a cocktail reception with a silent auction, a delicious dinner paired perfectly with Oregon’s finest wines, a live auction, dancing, and more!”

For nearly 35 years, supporters in our area have helped provide thousands of families with a home away from home at the Ronald McDonald House so that they can focus on the health of their child.

The 2018 Hearts & Hands Gala raised over $730,000 last year to support RMHC’s mission of providing a home away from home when families need it the most. This year’s event will celebrate RMHC’s partners and community of support that have made it possible to keep families close – without ever charging a fee. Susan Schnitzer, Phil Fogg, and Jessica Jarratt Miller are pictured in our first photo. Here are more photos from the gala last year:

Jessica Jarratt Miller, CEO of RMHC, (center) thanked donors like Gary and Christine Rood.

There’s room for everyone at the table!

Organizers explain, “What began as one House with 17 guest rooms has evolved into four beautiful Houses across the state with 69 rooms. If you are interested in supporting your local Ronald McDonald House, please join us at the Hearts & Hands Gala! Purchase a ticket or table today – seats are going fast! Click here for ticket information.”

From Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Oregon & SW Washington:

Our Mission

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Oregon & SW Washington provides access to medical care, a “home away from home,” and a community of support for seriously ill or injured children and their families.

Keeping Families Close Since 1984

After two years of planning, the first Oregon Ronald McDonald House opened in 1984 within walking distance of OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children. In 1997, two more Ronald McDonald Houses opened: one in Bend, serving families who traveled for care at St. Charles Medical Center, and a second in Portland, just steps away from Randall Children’s Hospital on the campus of Legacy Emanuel Hospital.

In order to meet the evolving needs of our families and to increase capacity, our Houses have undergone various remodels and relocations. What began as one House with 17 guest rooms has evolved into three beautiful Houses with 56 rooms. For more than three decades, our dedicated staff and volunteers have offered comfort and support, a well-stocked kitchen, and a comfortable bed to more than 35,000 families, reminding everyone who enters our Houses that they are always at home and never alone.

Part of a Global Family

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington is part of a global network of Ronald McDonald Houses and programs that serve nearly 6,000,000 children and families annually. Since 1974, our network of local chapters have been making children happier and healthier by keeping families together and giving them a place to rest and heal. Tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, these programs can now be found in more than 60 countries and regions across the globe.

Our Financial Health

Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child — not where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. Families are invited to stay at our Houses for free and offered meals and snacks, which removes a major barrier for families who may not be able to find alternative housing. In Portland, the average hotel costs $175 per night. At our Houses, it’s always $0.

Community Reports

Every year, we create an annual report to share family stories, and update donors and supporters about our programs and financial health. To review previous years’ reports, click here.

Editor’s note: Fall Preview is a PortlandSocietyPage.com feature and is sponsored content.

FALL PREVIEW: Pacific Pug Rescue to Host “Pints for Pugs” Fundraiser

FALL PREVIEW: Pacific Pug Rescue to Host “Pints for Pugs” Fundraiser

Portland, OR. Grab your pug and head to the Civic Taproom and Bottle Shop near Providence Park on Saturday, September 14th. The taproom will donate one dollar for every pint sold to the Pacific Pug Rescue. The fundraiser is for those 21 and over, and will support the nonprofit’s mission to rehabilitate and place unwanted, neglected and abused pugs in permanent adoptive homes. Dogs need to be well socialized and on a leash to attend.

Pints for Pugs at Civic Taproom, March 2019

The benefit will take place on Saturday, September 14th from 1pm – 4pm. The Civic Taproom and Bottle Shop located on 621 SW 19th Ave, in Portland. It’s free to attend and you’ll also have the chance to enter a raffle to win a gift basket. Treats and Pacific Pug Rescue merchandise will be available for purchase as well.

Pints for Pugs at Civic Taproom, March 2019

Organizers encourage you to attend Pints for Pugs to enjoy an afternoon filled with socializing, crafted beer, and prizes as you help raise money for pugs in need.

Here’s a video about the work of the Pacific Pug Rescue:

About Pacific Pug Rescue:

Pacific Pug Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization started in 2006. More than 100 Pug obsessed volunteers dedicate themselves to running the organization, including a passionate board of directors, some of whom have been volunteering for us since the beginning. 

We rescue, rehabilitate and place unwanted, neglected and abused Pugs in permanent adoptive homes that have been carefully screened. The Pugs and former owners we work with are from throughout Oregon, Idaho and Washington and we rescue pugs regardless of age or medical condition, seeking to provide for their short and long-term needs. Prior to adoption, our Pugs are cared for by our dedicated foster families located in the Portland Metro area. While there and before adoption can occur, our Pugs receive medical care including spaying/neutering, dental checks, vaccinations, and microchips. In addition to saving Pugs, we strive to educate the public about the breed, including its personality, health issues and care, and about the importance of domestic animal population control.

FALL PREVIEW: AbilityAware Awards Will Honor Outstanding Businesses

FALL PREVIEW: AbilityAware Awards Will Honor Outstanding Businesses

FALL PREVIEW: Portland, OR. United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon & SW Washington (​UCP) will honor business leaders committed to employing Oregonians who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. Supporters are gearing up for a special recognition happy hour for employers who have excelled in diversifying their workplaces in partnership with Employment Solutions. The AbilityAware happy hour will take place on Thursday, October 24th from 4:00 to 6:30 at the Portland Armory: 128 NW 11th Ave.

Click here for a link to tickets!

Here are some photos from last year’s event:

Ian Jaquiss, Interim ADA Coordinator, OHSU speaks at the UCP Oregon AbilityAware Awards

Greg Sutliff, Director at The Street Trust, receives Employer of the Year award at the 2018 UCP Oregon AbilityAware Awards

Greg Sutliff, The Street Trust and Riikka Salonen, OHSU

Guests at the 2018 UCP Oregon AbilityAware Awards

Guests at the 2018 UCP Oregon AbilityAware Awards

Here’s a link to tickets:https://www.ucpaorwa.org/abilityawarehappyhour

From UCP Oregon:

UCP Oregon began in 1955 by supporting adults who experienced cerebral palsy. But today we do so much more than that! ​We assist adults and kids of all ages, who experience all kinds of developmental disabilities.

About Employment Solutions:

Employment Solutions is a service of UCP Oregon and has been connecting businesses with qualified candidates since its inception in 2006. Candidates are vetted to determine their best job match and supports are put into place to ensure employment success. Employment Solutions partners with hundreds of businesses in Portland, Clackamas, WA County and Hood River to increase diversity, productivity and profitability for local businesses. Some of the benefits of partnering with Employment Solutions are no-cost, on-site coaching, assistance with accommodations, and consultation on topics such as ADA compliance and filing tax credits. Our experienced team customizes the level of supports based on the needs of each business.​

About AbilityAware:

An AbilityAware employer is a community-focused business, committed to advancing employment opportunities for people with disabilities, and in turn cultivating a strong local economy. Employers have earned this designation and can proudly display the AbilityAware plaque and signage in their workplace. ​​Learn more about being an AbilityAware employer here.
FALL PREVIEW: Portland Fashion Week Becomes Nonprofit and Vows to “Keep Portland Pretty”

FALL PREVIEW: Portland Fashion Week Becomes Nonprofit and Vows to “Keep Portland Pretty”

FALL PREVIEW: Portland Fashion Week will hit the runway October 2nd through 6th. The event features sustainable fashion and will take place at the Old Church Concert Hall in downtown Portland.

The driving force is the philosophy of “Slow Fashion” which is founded on the idea of non-impulsive buying; using awareness as the basis for understanding the quality and value of clothing.

Fiona Foulk, Executive Producer Portland Fashion Week (PFW) also announced the formation of the nonprofit Portland Fashion Foundation. The foundation will be the recipient organization of all related charity endeavors and 100% of net profits will benefit local and regional charities by 2022. Foulk explained, “We realized that we can do so much more for everyone by adopting the non profit status.”

Portland Fashion Foundation will be producing not only the PFW series but all ancillary events such as the PFW Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Werewolves’ Beard Ball Halloween Party, photo shoots, community outreaches and model searches. These events will support The Portland Fashion Week New and Expecting Mommies Fund, a safety net and stop gap helping new and expecting unwed mothers meet monthly needs. Ticket prices for PFW range from $150 to $40. 

Did you know that there are two different major fashion weeks in Portland? Running concurrently during Portland Fashion Week and organized by former PFW producer Tito Chowdhury, FashioNXT is a different Portland showcase. One FashioNXT focus is the integration of technology into fashion. In the past, that’s included wearable 3-D-printed items. More information about the fashion event can be found at fashionxt.com. Tickets run from $25 to $185.

Here’s a look at some photos from past Portland Fashion Week shows:

 

From Portland Fashion Week:

Portland Fashion Week strives to continually revolutionize the fashion industry through upholding the slow fashion and sustainable fashion mindsets. Defining our core values, we feature fashion inclusive to everyone and using our business model to continually conduct educational outreaches, charitable events, and our yearly Portland Fashion Week series.

Since 2002 Portland Fashion Week has striven to create a fashion-based business with a network of domestic and international resources to support emerging designers. Through annual events, Our full annual calendar of events brings together designers, models, media, stylists, celebrities, and VIPs in support of the Portland fashion communities, utilizing a percentage of the proceeds to benefit charity and support the education of the future fashion visionaries.

Event details:

Venue: The Old Church 1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, Oregon 97201

Wednesday Oct. 2, 2019 5-11pm Press Night

Thursday Oct. 3, 2019 5-11 pm Sustainable Apparel

Friday Oct. 4, 2019 5-11 pm Ready To Wear

Saturday Oct. 5, 2019 5-11 pm Couture and Bridal

Sunday Oct. 6, 2019 5-11 pm Accessories and Hair Styling and Make-up

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