Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Dear Pear, My daughter passed away during birth last year. I want to give her a better world for Christmas. I believe you are doing work to create a better world. I asked my community to make a donation in my daughter's name. Thank you for the work you do.
Monday, December 20, 2010
There's only so many times you can listen "Frosty the Snowman" before you want to take an ice pick and hack old Frosty into snowballs. Thankfully the Willamette Week has put together a holiday compilation of Portland bands signing anything and everything but Frosty. The cd is only $5 with proceeds going to p:ear.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
p:ear cordially invites you to "Don't be Elfish," a holiday party hosted by p:ear board member Paul Finlay of Tychon Development and social media wizard Trent Finlay. Not only will you be treated to holiday treats (both booze and sweets), live music and swag bags, but the party will benefit a several Portland non-profits.
• Live creation of gingerbread house collaboratively decorated by the nonprofits
• Portland Art Cards and performance by Aaron Trotter
• Handmade Almond Toffee by Mike Calder of Vollie Austin Toffee
• Complimentary holiday gift bags with schwag and goodies
• Live holiday music by the Carri Bella Combo • FREE BOOZE + GREAT FOOD!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Subject: I WROTE THIS TO PUT ON YOUR WALL BUT ITS TOO BIG. THIS IS HOW I FEEL. TOO BIG.P:EAR IS THE BEST IDEA EVER. PROOF HAVING IDEA CAN BECOME SOMETHING SO MUCH MORE. I LOVE PIPPA BETH JOY ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO HELP WHETHER ITS FACELESS BUT HEART FELT DONATIONS OR THE OPEN MINDED EVER ENCOURAGING STAFF. I MISS MY KIDS AND AM THANKFUL FOR THE ENVIORNMENT THEY AND I APPRECIATE SO MUCH. IT IS SO ELATING. THE POSITIVE EXPIERIENCES AND ADVICE I RECIEVED WHILE I WAS THERE WILL STAY WITH ME IN MY WHOLE ADVENTURE OF LIFE. THE PEOPLE THERE IN THOSE WALLS HAVE MOTIVATED ME , SOME EVEN INADVERTANTLY, TO MOVE NOT ONLY FORWARD BUT UPWARD WITH TALENT AS METAPHORICAL WINGS. REAL WINGS. NO ICARUS HERE. I LOVE YOU GUYS AND I PRAY ONE DAY I CAN GIVE BACK IN THE BIGGEST WAY POSSIBLE. bEING AWAY HAS REALLY MADE ME COME TO APPRECIATE WHAT I LEFT BEHIND. PIPPA HAS HELPED ME SO MUCH AND I AM NEVER AFRAID TO CALL ON HER. ITS SO SERIOUS. I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW HOW DEEPLY IVE BEEN TOUCHED. TO THE CORE OF MY BIG BIG ARTISTICLY INCLINDED HEART. PEOPLE IN THE WORLD HAVE STOPPED CARING ABOUT PEOPLE. YOU NEVER STOP AND I NEVER WILL BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT NEED FROM A STRANGER ONE DAY. I AM PROUD BECAUSE OF THESE RELATIONSHIPS AND I KNOW I CAN DO ANYTHING , IF NOT EVERYTHING. SO MUCH LOVE TO YOU AND YOURS. I KEEP YOU IN MIND IN MY JOURNEY. TRULEY YOURS .
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
We love good Mexican food and so we're super excited that Cha is donating 10% of all their December dinner proceeds to p:ear (though we don't really need the excuse to try their Winter Mojito with the Enchiladas De Rajas Poblanas). Prepare yourself for hunger with Cha's menu. A big thanks to Cha's Javier for making this happen!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
- Give to one or more charities and nonprofit organizations
- Donate dollars with your American Express Card
- Redeem Membership Rewards® points to make a donation
- Set up recurring donations
- Spread your donation out over the year
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Here's the details: Make a donation through the G!G between 12:01 am Monday, November 22, 2010, and 12:00 midnight later the same day, and you'll be entered to win either: (1) a full case of Rogue Spirits' Spruce Gin — artisan distilled in Oregon, this gin won a Double Gold at the 2008 World Spirits competition; OR (2) 10 10-packs of 2-zone TriMet tickets — a $205 value, they don't expire.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Alter the Panels with Recovery Panes Healing Arts Project featuring Kelly Williams and p:ear youth artists along with the spinning beats of DJ Xcaliber!
Recovery Panes Healing Arts Project, founded by Kelly Williams, has exposed the impact of addiction through the process of encaustics. The RACC granted project has allowed Williams to use art as a cathartic rhythm to explore personal experiences, hope, & triumph. As lives are created by moments and interactions, the panels represent the change of stories when rearranged differently. Come alter the panels and add your own touch to the stories with live music featuring p:ear youth and DJ Xcaliber, this 1st Thursday, November 4th.
Kelly Williams is a local Portland artist, who has transformed encaustic paintings into a flowing rhythm of life. Every line and gesture has been transcribed by emotion packed experiences and fleeting filled notions. Williams also holds encaustic workshops dedicated to exploring one's own inner chaos through the layers wax.
p:ear youth are 15-24 year old homeless or transitional young people that attend the educational, artistic and recreational programs at p:ear. They work independently and with guest artists, working with available materials, to create work that is expressive, vibrant and healing.
For more information, please call: 503-228-6677
Thursday, October 28, 2010
hi there-So shop away, get some fabulous clothes and know you're helping out p:ear. And thanks Jeremy and all the cool people over at Official Manufacturing Company!i was recently asked to be a part of Nau clothing's portraits series:as part of this series, i get to offer a promo code (OMFGCO) which means people are eligible for a friends and family rate of 10% off the total purchase AND and donation of 10% to an organization of my choice.... and i chose p:ear!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
In Portland, Ore., another magnet for the young and homeless, the young adult segment increased by 25 percent last year, more than double the overall increase (12 percent) in homelessness for all age groups, said Natasha Detweiler, research analyst for Oregon Housing and Community Services. Oregon counted 1,595 young people in this year's one-night snapshot of homelessness. "And that's certainly an underestimate," she said.While p:ear serves as a day center, offering up a warm and safe location for kids to get a cup of coffee, use a phone and get a hot meal, we still have noticed that this population is growing. Over the past months, the number of kids we serve on a daily basis has nearly doubled. "You feed us really well here," one said while filling up a bowl with pozole (Mexican bean soup) and then grabbing a couple pieces of fresh-baked bread from Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. Read the full article here.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Join Poison Waters and win fantastic prizes the monthly Drag Queen Bingo at at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in downtown Portland on October 28th. Things get started at 5 pm with an hour for socializing, schmoozing and boozing (cash bar), and the games start at 6 pm.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Pecha Kucha, Japanese for "chit chat," is a world-wide event featuring designers, photographers and artists following a simple format of showing 20 images in 20 seconds. This Thursday at the Plant (939 SE Alder) p:ear's Pippa Arend and photographer Charles Gullung will present at Portland's 8th Pecha Kucha stunning black and white images, intimate portraits of some of Portland's homeless and parent-less youth. These images show the combined qualities of strength and vulnerability, and reveal both a deep sense of presence and protection.
The youth p:ear sees are some of Portland's most vulnerable; they survive of the outskirts of societal morality and culture. At p:ear, we take the time to develop trust and relationships with these kids, and it is through these relationships that these kids can grow and transform into their best selves. Our lives are written on our faces…
swift to shore white-crested waves return like cranesa crane alights on its reflection close to an autumn dayAnna Holley from White Crow Haiku (1990)
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. - Seneca, Roman philosopher and statesmen
Dear p:ear -I found this cash while I was walking my dog. I know you will use to help kids in need.Thanks for all you do!- A fan
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Pippa's pretty happy to see everyone at Brunch Responsibly!
Nearly 80 guests turned out to experience Sunday brunch in support of the p:ear barista school. Broder's Peter Bro poured his famous Bloody Mary's with aquavit (a strong Scandinavian liquor that will put some hair on your chest!) while Caffe Vita's Chad Freilino and p:ear barista school graduate Jutebox mixed coffee drinks for guests while they waited for Jason French's first course to come out.
Tahoe Jackson gave a rousing vocal performance and guests help raise nearly $5,000 to use as the p:ear barista school's fall operations.
We are so grateful to Chad Freilino and Caffe Vita for all their support and hard work. And a big thanks to Jason French, Tahoe Jackson, Peter Bro, Whole Foods, Medowsweet, Small Vineyards and Colleen Sorenson for their time and generosity in making this event happen.
The coffee cart is now open for business, Monday through Friday from 7 am until noon, and is located in the Trim/Vojdani gallery next to p:ear on NW Flanders. Stop by for a cup!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Includes activities as diverse as picking up meals to serving on a committee (marketing and development, food co-ordination, events planning, etc.), to "work parties" designed to support First Thursday events or improve the facility.
Works a specific project for a specified time, i.e., artistic workshops, hosting and tour guides for a First Thursday exhibition, supporting staff during an off-site cultural or recreation event.
Works directly with youth on a weekly basis providing mentorship, tutoring, meal handling, participating in daily activities.
If you are interested in becoming a p:ear volunteer, please download this p:ear Volunteer Application.
Joy Cartier -- 503-228-6677 or email@example.com
- Gift certificates to Rite-Aid, Whole Foods, Fred Meyer and True Value Hardware (to meet daily needs from milk to first-aid supplies to light bulbs!)
- First aid supplies/kits
- Bus tickets (given to youth for travel home, hospital, job-site, treatment or recovery groups)
- Food – donation of meal or supplementary fruit, juice, dairy items on weekly/monthly basis
- Gift certificates to Office Depot and Powell's Books
- Spiral notebooks
- Calculators, rulers, pens, compasses, etc.
- Financial scholarships for further education, and/or financial support for school supplies and housing for students in school
- Gift certificates to Michael’s, Art Media or Utrecht
- Water-based painting supplies
- Acrylic pints
- Canvas and frames
- Craft supplies
- Beading supplies
- Sewing supplies
- Scissors, glues, glitters
- Markers and gel pens
- 35mm film
- Camera bodies and lenses
- $100 sponsorship of a First Thursday Art Opening at p:ear gallery
- Tickets to cultural outing
- B + W photo paper
- Tickets to sports events
- Quality new or barely used recreational equipment or clothing
- New men’s socks
- Black Large Hoodies
- Quality new or barely used recreational equipment / clothing
- $500 sponsorship towards ‘camp p:ear’, ‘winter camp’ and other recreational outings
- Gift certificate to Boxer’s and/or other kitchen supply store
- Produce, from the Farmer's Market, the store, or your backyard!
- Fresh milk and dairy products
- Gift certificate to organic food stores and/or local farmer’s markets
- Quality cookware and utensils
- Quality instruments
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
A few months ago at p:ear, we planted a mobile garden to help supply our cooking program with fresh herbs and vegetables. And despite the lack of summer weather in Portland, the basil, lettuce, kale, tomatoes and other plants have shown healthy growth. While we're looking forward to enjoying the "fruits" of our labor, the small garden is also a testament to the importance of nourishment and strong roots to weather the cooler days.
Built around those same ideas of nourishment, growth and strong roots, we've just launched our new annual summer campaign, p:ear seeds. We hope to raise $40,000 which will help support our fall programs. As the weather changes and the rain returns, the number of kids coming through our doors will increase. The information you'll receive about p:ear seeds also includes a "state of the p:ear" with more information about the youth we've served in the past year.
We know our donors have already contributed so much this year, and we are so very grateful for your generosity, especially in shaky financial times. But amazingly, the past few years have shown that despite everything people are still investing in their communities perhaps with even tighter bonds. As donors investing in your community's youth, you are p:ear's root both providing the foundation for growth along with anchoring us during difficult times. A firm and supportive base allows p:ear to push through the soil, up towards the sun and blossom. You are our roots, we are the stems, leaves and flowers, and p:ear youth are the harvesters.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org