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Starbucks, Oregon Mermaids, OHS Benefit for Pets

Starbucks and Oregon Mermaids, Oregon Humane Society Benefit for Pets Portland, OR: On December 13th the Oregon Mermaids (Collette and Kyna, along with their Pirate Donald and Jellyfish Miah) will be teaming up with Starbucks to gather donations for their landlocked Furry Friends! Between 10am and 2pm, the whole team will be there offering Free Face Painting, Stickers, Temporary Tattoos, and Trading Cards as a special thank you for anybody who donates to the OHS Urgent Wish List (Available here). 100% of all donations go directly to OHS. T-together E-everyone A-accomplishes M-more! TEAM WORK! Sea you there! Located at Starbucks. 12518 N.E. Airport Way, Portland, OR from 10am-2pm


3rd Annual Tree Sale

Event: 3rd Annual Tree Sale
Day/Time: December 5-7, 2014 from 10am-7pm each day
Cost: FREE
Location: 3122 SE Walta Vista Court, Milwaukie, OR 97267
The 3rd Annual "Give a girl a hand" Tree Sale will take place the weekend of December 5-7, 2014 from 10am-7pm each day. This event will raise funds to benefit Poppy and raise awareness about Apert Syndrome. Poppy is a sweet, almost 3 year old girl that was born with a rare genetic disorder called Apert Syndrome. It is our hope to help raise enough money for a two part surgery needed to create two fully functional hands for her! 
This exciting event will have kids activities, a scavenger hunt, raffles, choir, music, Santa Claus, food, bake sale, handmade gifts, wreathes, local vendors, refreshments and more! All trees are $35. This is a community event. Even if you don't want or need a tree, we invite everyone to come out and enjoy the festivities and support this sweet girl in her journey. 
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Sleep Country Foster Kids Secret Santa Toy Drive

The holidays should be a magical time for all children. But for nearly 20,000 foster kids living in the Northwest, the holidays can be a difficult and lonely time. To help, Sleep Country USA is collecting new toys for local foster kids. But they can’t do it without you. Be a Secret Santa, and bring new, unwrapped toys, games, books and movies for foster kids of all ages to Sleep Country by December 14th, or donate online at, and we’ll do the shopping for you!  Sleep Country knows not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.

Fred Meyer!

Fred Meyer has an easy way to help families in need during the holidays. Just drop off unwrapped toys in the Salvation Army barrels near the Customer Service Desk.  You can help local families have a happy holiday.  Fred Meyer, What's on your list today?

Jiffy Lube

No one should go hungry at any time of year, but it’s especially hard during the holidays. Jiffy Lube and PODS are making it possible to feed needy families in our own community without even having to leave your chair!
Make a secure online donation to Jiffy Lube’s fundraising effort by going to  Click the link that takes you to the special Jiffy Lube Fundraising page at the Oregon Food Bank’s website.  A simple $10 donation provides 30 meals, and the first 50 people who make a donation will receive a thank you gift from Jiffy Lube and PODS.
The Oregon Food Bank Network distributes more than a million emergency food boxes to people facing hunger throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington. With your help, we can make a real difference for our neighbors in need.  Every donation makes a difference!

32nd Annual P.AC.E. Homeless Project

P.A.C.E. (Parkrosee Alternative Center of Education) is conducting its 32nd Annual Homeless Project. They will be accepting donations of clothes, hygiene products, or cash which all go to helping the homeless! If you have any questions: please call evan McFadden at Parkrose High School: 503-408-2623. Donations are needed before December 17th.

New Tradition Homes Food Drive

New Traditions Homes' 2014 Give Back event is Neighbors Helping Neighbors, the local food bank of Ridgefield. Neighbors Helping Neighbors serve families in La Center, Felida, Salmon Creek and Ridgefield with food assistance, as well as clothing. Join in supporting them with food, cash and clothing donations. Donate in cash and New Tradition Homes will match any cash donations up to $2,500! Items may be dropped off at any New Tradition Homes local model home offices.Click here for more information. 

Oregon Zoo?s ZooLights

It wouldn't be the holidays in Portland without ZooLights, the Oregon Zoo's annual winter festival featuring more than a million LED lights. Oregon Zoo's ZooLights is bigger than ever this year, taking visitors on an immersive, continuous loop through the zoo to discover new features like the tunnels of light near the Africa Rainforest and the never-before-seen light experience skirting the new Elephant Lands north habitat.


Bethesda Lutheran Communities

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