a valued partner of Comcast, you’re invited to receive periodic news and updates about Comcast’s activity in the Oregon & SW Washington region. Comcast supports nonprofit organizations and projects in the areas of literacy and learning and youth leadership development. Below, you will find a periodic glance at Comcast community investment news and information.
Oregon & SW Washington Community Partners
• Albany River Rhythms
• Albertina Kerr Centers
• ACT-SO (youth portion of NAACP)
• Beaverton Education Foundation
• Birth to Three – Lane County
• Boys & Girls Club
• Camp Fire USA
• CAP – Longview
• Children’s Relief Nursery – Portland
• Children’s Miracle Network – Eugene
• Committed Partners for Youth
• Community Warehouse
• Community of Writers/Wordstock
• Council for the Homeless, Vancouver
• Christie School
• Emerald Art Center
• Emerald Family Down Syndrome Network
• Eugene Public Library Foundation
• Family Building Blocks – Salem
• Family Tree Relief Nursery – Albany
• FilmAction Oregon
• Food for Lane County
• Friends of the Children
• Gift of Literacy – Springfield
• Hands On Greater Portland
• Harrisburg Sounds of Summer Concert Series
• Head Start of Lane County
• HIV Alliance of Lane County
• Innovation Partnership
• Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
• Kids on the Block – McMinnville
• Lane Metro Partnership
• The Library Foundation
• Literary Arts
• Lane County Senior Dinner
• Looking Glass Youth & Family Services
• Loaves & Fishes
• Marion County Senior Lunch
• Mckenzie Willamette Hospital Healthy Woman Campaign
• Maude Kerns Art Gallery
• Newberg Old Fashioned Festival
• OMSI – Partners in Education
• Open Meadow
• Pearl Buck Center, Inc.
• Police Activities League
• Portland Children’s Investment Fund
• Portland Schools Foundation
• Portland Public Schools
• Portland Tribune/Comcast Regional Spelling Bee
• Reading for All
• Relay for Life
• The Relief Nursery
• Rose Festival Foundation
• Salem 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
• Salem Public Library Foundation
• Salem Tree Lighting
• Schoolhouse Supplies
• Special Olympics of Oregon/Trail Blazers Street Jam
• Springfield Holiday Parade
• Springfield Public Library
• Tcha Ti Man Wi Native American Storytelling Festival
• United Way
• Urban League
• Vancouver Historic Reserve Trust
• Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers
• Youth Impact
‘Tis the season! This holiday, consider making a donation, giving a monetary gift or volunteering, to a non-profit organization. Those served by local agencies are struggling now more
than ever. Your generous support could truly make a world of difference. Here are just a few ideas to get you started. Some
even have incentives that give back to you!
CAP’s “Give To A Good Cause” Campaign
CAP has over thirty programs that help the people of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. Most likely, if you live in SW Washington, you know someone that has been helped by CAP. Consider contributing to their fourth annual “Give to a Good Cause” campaign.
Marines “Toys For Tots” Campaign
Imagine the smile on a less fortunate youngster’s face as they receive a new toy this holiday, thanks to your gift. There are drop-off locations around the state. Just visit the website to find the closest location to you.
Linn Benton Food Share/Oregon Food Bank/Clark County Food Bank
Oregon’s hunger rate is on the rise, making it one of the top five states with the highest hunger rates. It’s easy to help fight hunger during the holidays: fill a bag with groceries and drop it off at a collection site, make a tax-deductible financial contribution or volunteer. A little bit goes a long way to help fight hunger. Visit Linn Benton Food Share, Oregon Food Bank or Clark County Food Bank to learn more.
Children’s Relief Nurseries
Every eight minutes there is a report of neglect or child abuse in Oregon – nearly half are infants and toddlers. Your support helps keep hundreds of at-risk children safe each year. And there are many ways to assist; attend an event, make an honorary donation, purchase a benefit cookbook and more! Check out the websites of Relief Nursery – Eugene or Children’s Relief Nursery – Portland to find out how you can get involved.
Kiss Me With Chocolate – A Van Duyn Valentine Event
February 14, 2010
This Valentine’s, express your love at a performance benefiting Candlelighters For Children with Cancer, whose mission is to provide support, education, advocacy and hope to families impacted by childhood cancer. The evening will feature renowned pianist Michael Allen Harrison, professional tango dancers, the beautiful vocals of Julianne Johnson, and your very own exquisite box of handmade Van Duyn Chocolates. 100% of the net proceeds benefit the organization. Tickets on sale now.
Tenth Annual Wells Fargo Celebrity Spelling Bee Presented By Comcast
In 2010, Comcast will help Schoolhouse Supplies will celebrate their 10th anniversary of serving local classrooms in need. In just 10 years, they’ve distributed $11.2 million in free supplies, hosted 32,000+ teacher shopping trips at their Free Store for Teachers, and worked with local businesses to hand out more than 50,000 backpacks filled with supplies to students through the Tools For Schools program.
The Tenth Annual Wells Fargo Celebrity Spelling Bee will bring the community together to celebrate Schoolhouse Supplies’ growth and success over the last ten years. This evening of intelligent fun, held on Friday, February 5, 2010 at the Portland Art Museum, will be a Ten Year Reunion, bringing together past Spelling Bee winners, along with new challengers, all vying for the title of Portland’s Spelling Champion (and the coveted 6 foot tall trophy).
With the help of Comcast, local businesses and the support of the community, the Wells Fargo Celebrity Spelling Bee has become one of Portland’s most anticipated events. In addition to the Spelling Bee, a silent auction, raffle and special appeal help raise vital funding for Schoolhouse Supplies and their belief that every child deserves school supplies.
See the Celebrity panel!
Join Comcast in support of this great event!
Friday, February 5, 2010
5:00 - 9:00pm
Portland Art Museum
Reserve your tickets now.
Julie walked through Family Building Blocks’ doors seeking a fresh start. In her arms she held her sleeping son, Will, four months old and the one thing in her life that was keeping her off drugs. Before Will, Julie struggled for years addicted to methamphetamine and lost everything she was proud of: friends, employment, housing, school and the life she had once known.
She was determined that Will would have a better life, and Julie sought help to make that happen. She enrolled in the Fostering Attachment Drug Court at FBB and began learning parenting skills, developing a support system and addressing her addiction and depression.
Today, Will is an energetic three-year old who talks a mile a minute and lights up the halls of FBB with his laughter. Julie recently graduated from the drug court, is working toward a degree in social services and achieved honor roll status. Thanks to the support of the community and businesses like Comcast, FBB is able to help Julie and Will develop the skills needed to lead fulfilling and productive lives!
Family Building Blocks is a private, nonprofit organization that works to break the intergenerational cycle of child abuse and neglect by providing comprehensive early childhood and family support services for high-risk families that have children six weeks to five years old. The need is great; Family Building Blocks consistently has over 150 children on its waiting list for Therapeutic Classroom services.
Family Building Blocks has two locations in Salem, Chelsea’s Place on Lancaster Dr. NE and Gracie’s Place on Edgewater Street NW.