Have a pint…save the world?
That’s a tagline that almost sounds too good to be true. But it’s true – Oregon Public House, the nation’s firsts nonprofit pub, raises funds and awareness for other nonprofits, allowing them to keep … Continue Reading
We all know about food banks, soup kitchens and community garden programs as methods to end hunger problems. But what about an organization that seeks to stop hunger issues before they even begin?
Immediately after Tim Ellis’ cancer diagnosis became public, Portland’s musical community stepped up and began delivering positive energy, love, prayers, and economic support for Tim, his wife and six children.
No doubt, you’ve either seen or read about Tim’s extraordinary … Continue Reading
For the teen who dreams of being the world’s best pastry chef, there’s a place they can go to cook up kitchen experience, friendships and social skills. It’s called The Portland Kitchen.
As usual, both the Autism Society of Oregon and the Northwest Autism Foundation will be involved in fund and awareness raising as Spring unfolds. Click on the highlighted copy above for a full schedule … Continue Reading
Is there hope for the honey bee?
With media circulating reports of Colony Collapse Disorder, mysterious mass die-offs and parasite problems, some days is seems that our little pollinator friends are doomed. It’s a serious issue for most ecosystems and … Continue Reading
Dignity, autonomy, and quality of life for all – regardless of any disability – is the founding philosophy of the nonprofit Community Vision.
Founded in 1989 by Joe Wykowski, the organization works to offer individuals with disabilities similar quality … Continue Reading
Rivers. We play and fish in them, draw from their banks to sustain industry, agriculture and our drinking water supply. They’re part of our geography and our history.
But they might not be part of our future.
Have you noticed that the Girl Scouts are once again selling cookies? This annual event not only raises money for a very worth cause, it also teaches business and people skills. The young ladies you may encounter at your favorite … Continue Reading
With a handful of programs, 120 volunteers, five staff members and a strong ethos, the nonprofit p:ear works to help youth exit homelessness.
The folks at Growing Gardens believe that good hearts, green thumbs, fresh food and happy, healthy people all go hand-in-hand.
A Portland-based nonprofit, their mission is simply to help people grow food – be that through community gardens, backyard plots, … Continue Reading
The Oregon chapter of Alzheimer’s Association has the same vision as its sister organizations scatted across the nation: A world without Alzheimer’s Disease.
Oregonians have a lot to be proud about in terms of our beautiful geography and nature-scapes. But all these rich environmental areas need to be protected if they’re to survive. And while we have many hard-working organizations striving to save … Continue Reading
So you’re a nonprofit hoping to do some grounds maintenance work in your community. Have you got the tools you need? As in, say, wheelbarrows? Rakes? Shovels?
Children first – that’s goal at the heart of what CARES Northwest does.
The community-based medical program, which exists to assess, treat and prevent of child abuse, has always been devoted to cultivating a child-friendly environment. The staff and professionals … Continue Reading
I’ve heard tell that drummers have a reputation for egotism.
Tony Lash must be the exception that made the rule. A quiet and staid gentleman, you’d never guess Tony was drummer and sound engineer for alternative rock band, Heatmiser in … Continue Reading
Attention PRP fans! Albina Community Bank is supporting nonprofits with proceeds from its LOOP Visa Card – and you can help us get on the list of recipients.
From the Albina website:
“We want to hear from you about where … Continue Reading
Amber Sweeney is not shy with her advice to fellow singer-songwriters: Work hard, play nice with others, be a friendly and wonderful person. Practice.
Solid advice from a woman who has been playing her guitar since she was six years … Continue Reading
“Siri, What Is Turkuaz?”
“Turkuaz is a Turkish Market located near Berkeley College. Or, a 9-piece funk band that ceaselessly tours to spread the Gospel of Funk across the world.”
We learn something new every day.
Five members of the … Continue Reading