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What organizations do you support in Oregon?

Tell us in the comments and we’ll choose one organization to receive an additional $500 gift from Arciform.

Thank you for everything you do in our community!

Update: Thank you to everyone who participated in our “Who should we support in 2014?” contest. The staff of Arciform voted on your suggestions and we elected to give an additional $500 gift to the Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center through the Willamette Week Give!Guide. Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions and we invite you to take the opportunity to give one last gift in honor of a cause you believe in before the year ends.  Thank you!

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  1. Jeremy Gould #

    I support my local Toy and Joy program in Newberg. That being said Portland has one too, I believe KGW handles it. Every year I will wrap on average 50 gifts to be given out on Christmas Eve. This will be the first year I will be helping deliver the toys as well. Last year our fire station (Newberg Fire) wrapped approximately 900 gifts for approximately 350 families. I also attend various events throughout the year to help raise money to buy toys for our program. Believe it or not some of these families we’ve delivered to dont even have electricity!

    I also help collect money for Muscular Dystrophy by standing out in the road with a fire boot and stopping cars to put money in the boot. We call it “Fill the Boot” for Muscular Dystrophy”. Believe it or not I will typically have to empty the boot 4 or 5 times in a 4 hour period!

    I’ve also helped raise money for Leukemia Lymphoma society by participating in the firefighter challenge up in Seattle. Approximately 1500 firefighters participate each year. Ive raised up to $500 for this in the past.

    December 17, 2014
  2. I volunteer as co-chair of the Portland-Mutare Sister City Association (PMSCA). Mutare is Zimbabwe’s third largest city and has been a sister city to Portland since 1991. PMSCA raises funds to support health and education programs in Zimbabwe and to increase interaction between youth and adults here in Portland and there in Mutare. We have funded construction of a clinic, bought a makeshift ambulance, funded school fees for kids who can’t pay, sent sports equipment, feminine products, eyeglasses, laptops, bicycles and so much more. We have funded training for deaf youth and purchase of a used 4wd car for outreach by a hospice service.

    We are effective in Zimbabwe due to our small size and long standing relationships with key people in Mutare. We sent a delegation there in 2008 that included high school youth, the Mayor’s chief of staff and his wife, an HIV physician, a nurse practitioner and more. In 2015, we hope to fund a return smaller visit and continue funding for a school for 900 kids, a school for the deaf, and for the hospice service. Your help in these areas would be of tremendous impact to people badly in need of help. The hospice is in need of construction of a new garage and painting of their main building, something we’d love to have Arciform volunteer and/or financial support for. Finally, we have funding needs for programs based here in Portland but linked to Mutare, ie pen pal programs with Portland schools and in Mutare, funding to revise our bylaws, to update our webpage, and more.

    Please check out our website and Facebook page at http://www.portlandmutare.org and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Portland-Mutare-Sister-City-Association/246870945440548?ref=hl

    Paul Sivley, 5035023385 p.sivley@comcast.net

    December 18, 2014
  3. Denyse Mcgriff #

    i support the Bosco Milligan Foundation because of the work it does in support of historic conservation efforts in the tri-county area. The character of our neighborhoods and towns if characterized by it’s built environment. Our past is part of our present.

    December 18, 2014
  4. Drew Nasto #

    Restore Oregon! http://restoreoregon.org/

    December 19, 2014
  5. gjaniej #

    My philanthropic, volunteer and professional lives (is that three out of nine?) combine around two passions: design and music.

    Through Architecture Foundation of Oregon (AFO), we connect Oregonians with our designed environment. Oregon is an incredibly beautiful place, and every move we make has the potential to preserve, enhance or destroy it. With a basic understanding of design, we increase the chances that our actions have positive impact on our beautiful Oregon now and far into the future.

    AFO’s Architects in Schools program provides 6 weeks of curriculum-connected, content-rich learning for nearly 3,000 Oregon elementary school children. Their increased understanding of their designed and built environment and their relationship to it and responsibility for it are a joy to behold as they present their final projects in May and June exhibits in the Portland Metro area, Central Oregon, Salem, Eugene and Medford.

    I serve my passion for music as board chair for Third Angle New Music Ensemble, dedicated to performing and recording the music of 20th and 21st century composers in bold and innovative programs for diverse audiences. You never know what to expect at Third Angle, and I am continually thrilled to experience the superb performances and surprising contexts that give voice to the composers of our time.

    Design and music are central to humanity. Feeding the soul is essential to our survival and evolution.

    Please join me in supporting Architcture Foundation of Oregon and Third Angle New Music Ensemble.

    December 20, 2014
  6. jo #

    The Phame Academy here in PDX.

    December 21, 2014
  7. Fuse Theatre Ensemble

    December 21, 2014
  8. Amber #

    PAWTeam

    December 22, 2014

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