Fashion it Forward
The Junior League of Portland is hosting Fashion it Forward, a pop-up (fashion) shop in September. 100% of the proceeds go towards the JLP’s 1910 Campaign with the goal of raising $110,000 in celebration for our 110th birthday in 2020. This money will be donated to our community partner, New Avenues for Youth a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and intervention of youth homelessness.
Please consider donating any gently used women’s apparel, footwear or accessories. Donations are tax deductible. A tax receipt will be provided.
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I recently attended a luncheon for Impact NW. One of the speakers shared an inspiring story of how a small group of employees decided to do something to benefit our immense homeless population here in Portland, OR.
They created Impact Kits, a simple and easy way to directly help those with immediate needs. Assemble basic necessities into a bag, hand them out. Pretty simple, right?
And then she started talking about the unexpected benefits of employees from diverse departments and job functions coming together to work on this project as a team. Boosting morale, diminishing tensions and providing perspective for a larger cause in the community.
Recruiter brain ah-ha moment! I’m not saying we should set aside altruistic motives for selfish ambitions but there’s certainly some benefit when a diverse group of employees work together for the greater good. Maybe your community is faced with a similar problem. Or maybe you want to create a new project that’s specific to your city. Either way, I hope this inspires you to assemble your own team in your home community.
The Junior League of Portland is hosting our 6th annual Delicates Driveto benefit survivors of Human Trafficking. We are urging you to consider donating new undergarments of any size, style and quantity.
Why? When survivors are rescued, they are asked to surrender their undergarments as evidence. Organizations who provide immediate & long-term care lack the resources to provide these essential items. As a result, survivors are left without the basics; something most of us take for granted. The JLP will distribute donations to recipient organizations that include: Janus Youth, SARC, A Village for One, Rose Haven, & Rahab’s Sisters.
Last year the JLP collected over 2,000 pairs of bras and panties. Our goal is to double that number in 2018.
The Delicates Drive will be held January 11th - February 11th, 2018. Please don’t delay in making a meaningful impact.
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