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Hosting Oregon Food Bank Food Drive!

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The start of October marked the beginning of our campaign to fight hunger as we host another annual Food Drive. We have partnered with the Oregon Food Bank Organization and we are asking for your help family and friends!

oregonfoodbankNow, holiday season is almost here and to our office it means only one thing… fighting hunger. Many families face economic difficulties but more importantly children shouldn’t be punished for circumstances they didn’t cause or can’t help change. That’s where we come in to save their season! We will be accepting donated goods through mid December.

Please help our cause by bringing in wanted following items.

  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Foods high in protein: canned meats like tuna, chicken, or salmon, canned or dried beans
  • Foods high in nutrients: canned fruits and vegetables (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced sugar)
  • Canned & Boxed Meals
  • Peanut Butter
  • Whole-grain foods: brown rice, whole grain cereal and whole-wheat pasta
  • Soups, chilies and stews (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced fat)
  • 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
  • Unsaturated cooking oils
  • Other nutritious foods (preferably with reduced fat, sodium and sugar)

What We CAN’T Accept:

  • Rusty or unlabeled cans
  • Perishable items (unless you’re a food industry donor)
  • Homemade items
  • Non-commercial canned or packaged items
  • Alcoholic beverages, mixes or soda
  • Open or used items

NOTE: If you donate glass products, please box or bag them separately and label the box or bag “GLASS” on all sides.

Together we can make a difference in our community, thank you for your time and donations.

Little’s Magical Tooth Fairies Took to the Track

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Come the weekend of August 13th and 14th our office came together to fundraise and fight the battle against cancer. The American Cancer Society of Portland hosted it’s annual Relay for Life Event at Portland Christian High School. The event started early Saturday morning and ended Sunday morning. Our office chose to partake in the event because of personal accounts and dealings many of our staff members have had with different cancers.

westhillsrelay2Throughout the 24 hour experience we were immersed in a community much bigger than everyone at the event. Spending the whole day fundraising and walking the track we became apart of something special. At night a Luminaria ceremony took place, where we helped set out white lunch bags with glowing tea lights inside to display hand drawn pictures and names of cancer patients. Imagine a dark night and what looked like hundreds of firelies hovering still on both sides of the school track. Complete silence fell upon the track while glowing lights brought a feeling of love and warmth to all who walked the special commemoration laps. Relay walkers passed by glowing bags that displayed the names of loved ones who at the time were: battling cancer, in remission, and those who lost their fight with cancer. It was a very emotional and heartfelt experience, one that inspired a community to cry, remember, and fight back together.

Our office would like to extend a special thanks to everyone who contributed to and supported our cause as we fundraised over one thousand dollars for the American Cancer Society.