- Call or fill out the easy online form here.
- Schedule a free pick-up for your clunker.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Remember when p:ear youth were weaving pieces for Aurelie Tu's Crafted Systems last summer?
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Lake reveres and appreciates the women and men who shared their special mother-wisdom and mentored him. He honors this mother spirit in his own way through his community-based legal work, support of P:ear, and by inspiring this month’s menu.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
p:ear is looking for local partners for our annual holiday Giving Tree.
Every winter, our youth are looking for basic needs such as socks, backpacks, bus tickets, gift cards, art supplies and other items that are around $25. The Giving Tree helps us supply our youth with the things they need throughout the year.
How you can help
p:ear youth hand-decorate ornaments for display at your business, school, or church. Employees, students, people from your congregation select an item to purchase and donate to p:ear. Collect all the items and bring to p:ear before p:ear's Christmas Brunch on December 25th. No wrapping required!
Your gifts make a difference
Last year, the Giving Tree brought in nearly $5,400 of gifts. Youth are able to use bus tickets to get to and from work, backpacks for carrying school books and art supplies, and socks and ponchos to stay warm and dry. A HUGE thank you to our 2010 participants: Portland Center Stage, Bridgeport United Church of Christ, OHSU, Floating World Comics, Anka Gallery, TwentyFourSeven, Cupcake Jones and Arabella Salon.
Participate in the Giving Tree
Want to participate? Have more questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
"Without p:ear, there would be more young adults struggling to carve a niche in the world for themselves—alone"
Sometimes we experience something which deeply connects us to our community, pulls at our core, moves us to change the way we pursue life; if even in a subtle way.
Over the summer I enrolled in a senior capstone class at Portland State University which brought me closer to the issues of food insecurity and homelessness than I ever thought possible. Through that class, the other students and I worked closely with Pippa, Joy, Beth, and other volunteers to cook food for the kids at p:ear. Additionally, we organized a fundraiser that was, in our humble opinions, a monumental undertaking.
As the class progressed and my knowledge of social issues grew, I found myself profoundly moved by what the folks at p:ear provide with small donations. Not only do they feed people with donations alone, they serve good, nutritious, tasty, soul-satisfying meals. The staff and volunteers work extremely hard to acquire this food and create a safe space. Observing their hard work cemented my resolve for organizing an event to assist their cause. I knew we were more than capable of organizing an event, and I felt personally compelled to volunteer my time and energy to do so.
Throughout the planning of the fundraiser, I became increasingly aware of p:ear’s mission, and as the date of the fundraiser drew near I further realized the impact that their organization has on the community it serves. Without p:ear, there would be more young adults struggling to carve a niche in the world for themselves—alone. I firmly believe that the success of our fundraiser was a direct result of the connection we felt as a class to p:ear’s work.
My time with p:ear was an experience that shifted the way I will pursue my life, and I look forward to continuing to build a connection with all the folks at 338 NW 6th Avenue.
Monday, October 10, 2011
p:ear is always happy to support non-profit partners like My Voice Music and recent Skidmore prize recipient Ian Mouser. Check out the details on My Voice's CD release party and upcoming fundraiser!
Join My Voice Music for our 3rd Anniversary Fundraiser and first ever CD release Party! This year's event will be very special. In addition to hosting our largest and most exciting event to date, we will be releasing our first compilation CD of music performed, written and recorded by MVM students! Each song on the album is prefaced by memorable stories of how, where and when the songs were created and is read by notable Portlanders including Mayor Sam Adams, Storm Large, Dave Dahl of Dave's Killer Bread, Chelsea Cain and many more. Click the link to get a sneak peak.
THE COST: $20 at the door includes a copy of the My Voice Music 2011 Student Compilation, "Today Is A New Day" and a drink ticket upon admission!
Purchase tickets and RSVP here.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The p:ear recreation program received a significant and much-needed boost from the OCF Nike Employee Grant Fund. Nike employees awarded p:ear $10,000 to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for homeless youth to experience relaxation, personal growth, confidence and play beyond the limits of their urban context. Youth participate in monthly trips to Mt. Hood, the McKenzie River and other locations around the Portland region. Part of the OCF Nike Employee grant will grow the number of trip offerings.
Launched in spring 2010, the Nike Employee Grant Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF), is granting up to $600,000 per year for three years to local nonprofit organizations or schools that wish to join Nike in creating positive social and environmental change.
The Oregon Community Foundation works with businesses such as Nike, as well as individuals and organizations, to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds OCF awards more than $60 million annually in grants and scholarships. NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities.
Grant application materials are available online at www.oregoncf.org. Individuals or businesses interested in establishing a fund at OCF may contact the Portland office at 1221 SW Yamhill, Suite 100, Portland OR 97205, 503.227.6846.