4:30 pm – 5:30 pm - Join us for a special docent-led tour of the museum just for GOSGMP attendees (additional $15 ticket fee)
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – GOSGMP Holiday Meeting
Enjoy an evening of art, networking and community service at the museum. This will be an evening social focused on connecting with other GOSGMP members in a beautiful facility while learning how to incorporate community service activities into your events and workplace. Several local non-profits will be there to talk about their organizations and discuss ways in which we can support their missions while creating a bond within our participant community through community service. Light hors d’oevres will be provided along with a cash bar. Raffle tickets can be purchased in cash or through donations. Donations can include new or lightly used children’s books, food donations (canned items, peanut butter and almond butter (low or no sugar), rice, tuna, pasta, cooking oil etc…), pet products, or cash donations to one of the charities below.
The Children’s Book Bank (http://www.childrensbookbank.org)
The Children’s Book Bank began when Founder and Executive Director Danielle Swope decided to find a way to give the stacks of books her children had outgrown. Inspired by her own experiences as a Teach for America teacher and a parent, Dani wanted to ensure that her children’s books got into the hands of kids who might not otherwise have books of their own at home. She contacted a local Head Start program that was happy to receive her family’s books and took her kids on a field trip to deliver them. Within a week her phone was ringing off the hook with people looking for the “Book Lady” and asking to sign up for her “program.” Clearly, the community had a need for books! After a few pilot book drives, it became clear that the community ALSO had a supply of books to give. The missing piece was a sustainable system to get the books off shelves and into the hands and homes of kids in need. The Children’s Book Bank was created to fill that void by engaging the community in collecting, sorting, and distributing donated children’s books. Since becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2008, The Children’s Book Bank has organized over 10,000 community volunteers to channel over 650,000 books into the hands and homes of over 50,000 children in need in the Portland area.
Oregon Food Bank (https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/)
Today, Oregon Food Bank collects food from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individuals and government sources. They distribute that food through a Statewide Network of 21 Regional Food Banks and approximately 970 partner agencies serving all of Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Their mission is to elimate hunger and its root causes…because no one should be hungry.
It seems like a big job, and it is. We absolutely couldn’t do it alone. But, distributing food is not the entire job. Like we said – we do things differently in Oregon.
Meals on Wheels (https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org)
Meals on Wheels operates in virtually every community in America through our network of more than 5,000 independently-run local programs. While the diversity of each program's services and operations may vary based on the needs and resources of their communities, they are all committed to supporting their senior neighbors to live healthier and more nourished lives in their own homes.
Portland Rescue Mission (http://www.portlandrescuemission.org/)
Founded in 1949 by John Van Diest Sr., Portland Rescue Mission opened its doors to provide salvation and hope to people in need. Since then, the Portland Rescue Mission has had a tireless commitment to breaking the cycle of homelessness, addiction and despair in the lives of hurting people in need. Today, they still offer emergency services of food and shelter at their original downtown location at the Burnside Shelter. And they’ve expanded those services to include 24/7 restrooms, showers, clothing, mail service, referrals and community activities in the Guest Care Center. Thanks to generous community support, they’ve expanded their ministry to include a wide range of programs designed to meet a hurting person at their point of need and help them toward their journey home.
Oregon Humane Society (https://www.oregonhumane.org/)
The Oregon Humane Society rescues, heals and adopts more than 11,000 pets each year. We never place a time limit on how long cats, dogs and other pets stay at our shelter. OHS relies on donations to support our adoption, education, and animal cruelty investigation programs.
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205