p:earblossoms X

p:ear Celebrates Ten Years of Serving Portlands Homeless Youth

On Saturday, May 12 p:ear will celebrate its tenth anniversary of helping youth find their voice, their passion and discovering their personal stories with their annual gala, p:earblossoms X: story. Purchase tickets here.

A youth you regularly attends p:ear said, This is the only safe place I have. p:ear helps me become more self-sufficient and mature.

From 6:00-9:30 pm the Leftbank Annex (101 N Weidler), 400 guests will be invited to participate in p:ear's story and also to examine and share their own. The Expression Bar will help get conversations rolling as guests are given words or phrases like In Love or Ask Me Anything. New Deal Vodka drinks in the flavor of Truth or Lies will flow freely at the Impression Bar, along with wine from Owen Roe. With inspirational performances by The Northwest Dance Project, 100 silent auction items lining the perimeter, a sit-down dinner and a 15+ Live Auction, there is sure to be something for everyone.

In commenting on the ten-year anniversary, Executive Director Beth Burns said, Ten years ago we saw an need. There were thousands of homeless kids in Portland. For many, the very foundation of their lives had been stripped away. Using the tools of education, art and recreation p:ear forms one-one-one relationships with these youth. Burns added, These connections give them the opportunity to rebuild their lives.

The Truth about Portlands Homeless Youth
Youth homelessness in Portland rose by over 25% in the last year alone. Your support of p:ear will make a difference to the over 50 young adults to who come through p:ears center each day and the  nearly 1000 youth who are empowered by p:ears programs each year. To date, p:ear has provided assistance, education and exposure to the arts to over 2,500 youth.

Event Specifics: p:earblossoms X: story
p:earblossoms will be held on Saturday, May 12th beginning at 6:00 pm at the Left Bank Annex - 101 North Weidler Street, Portland. Tickets are available for $125 each or $1,000 for a table of 10 at www.pearmentor.org or 503.228.6677.