Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Indulge for p:ear at the Jupiter

INDULGE @ THE JUPITER, Portland's flagship culinary event, invites guests to indulge once again in all the senses: savor, sip and nibble on the Eastside's finest foods. The third annual neighborhood festival of culinary arts benefiting p:ear is coming: Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 5:30 to 9 PM. The proceeds from Indulge benefit p:ear!

The premier edible event stars chef-owned restaurants, boutique wines and spirits, and the best tasty treats from local restaurants, breweries, and distilleries - all together under the Jupiter’s DreamTENT. Mingle with fellow foodies and browse a bevy of bites. Regular admission is $45, and early birds purchasing tickets before September 9th pay $40. Limited tickets available at Guests enjoy the best of restaurant and bakery fare, as well as signature cocktails crafted on-site and drinks from local distilleries and breweries inside the Jupiter’s very own guest rooms.
Purchase tickets here.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New donors raise nearly $1,400

With the Collins Foundation matching all new gifts to p:ear seeds 3 to 1, new donors to p:ear have helped raise close to $1,400 for the p:ear seeds back to school campaign! Make your first gift to p:ear before September 30th to triple your gift.
Check out our report from our last fiscal year and see where you can help! Donate here.

Monday, August 8, 2011

p:ear youth and programs featured in latest issue of Uncensored

The creation process
Both p:ear youth and its art program are featured in the latest issue of Uncensored, a magazine published by the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness. The article "Creating Stability: Homeless children find confidence, trust and expression through arts programs," illustrates the work of several arts programs around the country that target homeless youth including Sanctuary up in Seattle. p:ear program director Pippa Arend spoke to Uncensored about the about the role the art program plays in the lives of p:ear youth:
“The art is great and important, but our real goal is for these kids to develop personal relationships with others, because from that place they can move forward and mature,” she says. “Art and recreation and education are just tools for our secret mission, which is to create trust and a sense of hope for these kids."
Support p:ear's work and arts program with a donation today!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Summer Student Show!

The Trim/Vojdani Gallery Presents:
p:ear Students
Join p:ear this First Thursday for our summer student show featuring, William Madden, Pusher, and MM. This eclectic artwork broadens the idea of shape and color as it integrates bold decisions and structured thoughts. Taking surrealist concepts, integrating experiences and moments, creates a unique perspective of our normal daily activities. Join us, August 4th from 6-8pm for coffee, music, and art!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Collins Foundation matching all new p:ear seeds donors 3:1

Click above to see p:ear's annual report card. We've been busy!

Support p:ear's back to school programs this fall through p:ear seeds, and all first-time donors will triple their gift with a 3:1 match from the Collins Foundation! Homeless and parentless young people rely on p:ear to have their mentoring, artistic, educational, recreational and transitional needs met. By donating now, you plant the seeds of stability in the lives of homeless youth.

Pulled pork and support

We are constantly getting compliments on the quality of the food our fabulous volunteer cooks prepare and serve at p:ear. In the p:ear kitchen, kids, volunteers and staff come together to talk about healthy ways to eat and take care of the body. It costs $100 a day to feed a room full of hungry teenagers, and this year Sarah Dougher's PSU Capstone Class has taken on p:ear's food program as their project. This Saturday, August 6th they are putting on a fundraiser "Lu'au in p:earadise" to help raise money to keep the fresh and local fruits, veggies and other staples on the table for our youth this fall. Purchase tickets here.
Tickets are only $15! Get yours soon!