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How To Help The Homeless Beat The Heat

This weekend’s heat will be brutal for homeless men, women and children living in cars or on the street. The Change.org blog offers these things you can offer to Help the Homeless Beat The Heat: Frozen bottled water. Try to freeze (not just chill) bottled water before handing it out. The ice will melt slowly…

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Unmentionables Drive – Socks and Underwear for People in Need

This July, your “Unmentionable” gift of socks or underwear can make a difference in the lives of homeless families in the Portland area. Stop by any participating Fred Meyer store* this July 5th through the 25th for the summer “Unmentionables” clothing drive. Purchase a package of socks or underwear and drop it in the collection…

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“I don’t want any birthday presents, mommy.”

This week, a 5-year old girl and her mom stopped by Shepherd’s Door, our ministry center for women and children, with a special donation. The little girl told her mother, “I don’t want any birthday presents this year, mommy.”  Instead, she asked people to buy sets of children’s pajamas to donate to Portland Rescue Mission. …

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You Can Make A Difference

Interested in volunteering? Join us for our upcoming Partnership Overviews this month: Saturday, February 6th 9:30- 11:00 AM Burnside Shelter (111 W. Burnside, Portland) Thursday, February 18th 7:00-8:30 PM Shepherd’s Door (13207 NE Halsey, Portland) – Discover our approach to ending homelessness by healing its root causes– Learn more about the emergency services and long-term…

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Give a Happy Birthday!

Many homeless men and women watch their birthday come and go uncelebrated. But thanks to the generosity of Fred Meyer and your thoughtfulness, our homeless guests will know they’re not forgotten this year. On Wednesday, February 17th, we’ll throw a birthday party complete with gifts, cake, cards and colorful decorations. You can be a part…

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Update: Most Needed Items

Each time we hand out clothing or toiletries to a homeless guest, it’s an opportunity for relationship. It’s a chance for us to learn their name, hear more of their story and point them to resources that will help restore them to an independent life. Your financial support and donations of practical items makes this…

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What Can 235 Socks Do?

Instead of swapping ugly sweaters and re-gifting unwanted presents, a local Portland youth group did something different this Christmas. They gave socks. Not to each other. To homeless people. Bashing the notion that teens are self-absorbed, students from Mosaic church demonstrated true giving and Christmas spirit by collecting 235 pairs of socks for Portland Rescue…

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You Can Make A Difference

Interested in volunteering? Join us for our upcoming Partnership Overviews this month: Saturday, January 9th 9:30- 11:00 AM Burnside Shelter (111 W. Burnside, Portland) Thursday, January 21st 7:00-8:30 PM Shepherd’s Door (13207 NE Halsey, Portland) – Discover our approach to ending homelessness by healing its root causes– Learn more about the emergency services and long-term…

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Leslie and Lauren Inspire “10 by ’10”

From the “Just Advocate” blog:[http://justadvocate.wordpress.com/2009/12/05/h2o-the-10by10-challenge/] Hope 2 Others is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope the homeless. This initiative was founded by Leslie and Lauren Revealy at the ages of 14 and 11 respectively. After experiencing the life of a homeless person for a week at a camp sponsored by WorldVenture, the two sisters returned to…

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You Can Make A Difference

Interested in volunteering? Join us for our upcoming Partnership Overviews this month: Saturday, December 5th 9:30- 11:00 AM Burnside Shelter (111 W. Burnside, Portland) Thursday, December 17th 7:00-8:30 PM Shepherd’s Door (13207 NE Halsey, Portland) – Discover our approach to ending homelessness by healing its root causes– Learn more about the emergency services and long-term…

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