According to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, approximately every 3 minutes one person in the United States (US) is diagnosed with a blood cancer. This accounts for 10.2 percent of the estimated 1,685,210 new cancer cases diagnosed in the US … Continue Reading
Home ownership can seem like an impossible dream for some families. But there are organizations working to make that dream come true.
Affordable housing can often provide the necessary foundation to building a successful future for families.
It’s a question veterans, their families, psychologists and friends ponder: How does a soldier return to civilian life?
As Portland’s population continues to grow, affordable housing is becoming more and more scarce.
This is especially true for families with incomes below 50 percent of the median family income (about $35,000 for a family of four). Safe, stable, affordable … Continue Reading
We all know the saying, “Home is where the heart is.” If you agree with that old adage, the folks at Community Energy Project have you covered – and then some. Since 1979, Community Energy Project has empowered homeowners of … Continue Reading
As a radio station, we can’t help but agree with the folks at Music Workshop – the world is a better place with music in it.
Music Workshop is the brainchild of Amy Richter, who created the program to counteract … Continue Reading
Here’s a way to build community: Bring young learners and knowledgeable mentors together in an educational space.
Breathing – it’s something we generally take for granted.
But the organization Free to Breathe knows that this isn’t true for everyone. People with lung cancer know that their lungs – those amazing organs that make breathing so easy we … Continue Reading
Most Oregonians know that heading into the wilds and the woods can change a person. And change is what the nonprofit Northwest Outward Bound School wants to be part of.
Since it’s founding in 1965, the program has been … Continue Reading
Dust off your racing shells, dragon boats, outrigger canoes and kayaks – the Row for the Cure is just around the corner.
It’s a tradition and a fundraiser organized by a Susan G. Komen affiliate, and this September will be … Continue Reading
Imagine if the only extracurricular activity available for your child was…therapy. Most of us would be indignant – what happened to activities like swimming, soccer, or music lessons?
But this is the reality that many special needs kids experience. These … Continue Reading
Do they really have 1,000 friends?
The nonprofit 1000 Friends of Oregon can confidently say “yes” to that question. In fact, that’s only part of their well-supported organization’s strength. They’re a group that advocates, researches and educates on issues of … Continue Reading
Renewable, sustainable, clean energy has always had a destiny here in The Great Northwest. Environmental awareness seems to be interwoven into the lifestyle of Oregon natives and transplants alike.
For the last 20 years a forceful advocate for renewable energy … Continue Reading
You’ve probably heard of the work the nonprofit Susan G. Komen does – they’re that kind of an organization.
And their Oregon/SW Washington branch is no different. Through outreach, advocacy, education and collaboration with medical institutions, Komen seeks to battle … Continue Reading
There are not too many nonprofits that let teens decide how to spend their money. But in a sense, that’s what the Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation is about: letting young people learn responsible philanthropy.
Sponsored by a parent organization … Continue Reading
If Portland has a secret garden, it must be the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, which sounds like something out of a fairy tale, and rather looks like one, too.
It’s nestled alongside Eastmoreland Golf Course and Reed College and covers … Continue Reading
The Human Access Project is turning the tide on how Portland works and plays with the Willamette River.
It’s mission is simple: Change the way our city interacts with the river that runs through it. The folks involved with the … Continue Reading
Imagine this: Less than 25 surgeons serving population of over 6.25 million.
In Sierra Leone, that’s a reality. The county’s recent civil war (which only ended in 2003) left the nation devastated. The near total destruction of the county’s infrastructures, … Continue Reading
In the shoebox of my mind I have youthful memories of gleefully romping through the Portland Children’s Museum, touching everything in reach. And the best part? I was actually encouraged to have a fun, tactile, engaged interaction with the … Continue Reading