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5 reasons why you should join Portland Rescue Mission for a PARTY!

Darnell, Birthday Party for the Homeless, Portland Rescue Mission

Darnell is one of our guests from year’s past that we were able to celebrate at our annual Birthday Party for the Homeless.

We’re throwing a birthday party for our guests at the Burnside Shelter. And we need your help making this celebration extra special! Here’s 5 reasons why you should party with Portland Rescue Mission.

1. Everybody loves a birthday

Many of the people who come to us haven’t celebrated a birthday in years. We take this day to recognize them, strengthen relationships with them and offer a space with creative activities and treats. Help us make our guests feel special, loved and remembered!

The party is on Wednesday, May 11th from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

2. Hand out your card personally

Receiving a thoughtful and encouraging message can mean the world to a man or woman living on the streets. Download a card or send in your own to us by May 1st. Even better, why not be the one to hand your card to someone! Click HERE to apply as a volunteer for the event. Have fun and leave knowing you helped someone feel valuable.

3. Opportunity to serve with your family

Bring yours kids and use this an as opportunity to teach them about serving! This is a great chance to volunteer with your family or friends. CLICK HERE to bring a group to serve at the party or during the evening dinner service that day.

4. Live music and crafts

What’s a party without music?! We have a musician named Keith Hunter coming to perform during the party. We also have tables for crafts and games. Make sure to stop by the photo booth.

5. There will be pie!

Shari’s is donating enough pie for almost 500 people! Come grab a slice and a cup of coffee while you talk with guests. Sign up today to volunteer with us.


Thank you for helping us give hope and restore life. Thank you for helping us celebrate our guests. See you there!


For more information about the Birthday Party for the Homeless Email erin.fowler@pdxmission.org.

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