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Bethesda Lutheran Communities

Do you enjoy giving hope, discovery and self-empowerment to people who truly need and appreciate it?
Bethesda Lutheran Communities is currently looking for Direct Support Professionals!!!
As a Direct Support Professional (DSP), you'll be responsible for training and assisting individuals served and supported in various aspects of activities of daily living, while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and agency policies and procedures. This position is also responsible for the health, safety and emotional support of the individuals being served. This position actively supports people to choose and achieve the highest quality of life. Click here to apply: www.bethesdalutherancommunities.org

5k for Autism

Registration is open for the It's My Ability 5k race for Autism! This second annual race raises money for Autism, but also propels a important message to embrace your abilities - whatever they may be. Click the picture for more information!

Turn your Black Friday Green at Empower Up?s Black Friday sale

You can support your neighborhood electronics recycling and job-skills training non-profit, Empower Up, on Saturday, November 28 from Noon until 8PM at 3206 NE 52nd Street in Vancouver.  During Empower Up’s Black Friday spectacular  you can find a laptop or desktop computer, computer monitor, or an Audio System in our Re-Use Store  If you need that extra charger or a stereo for your basement Holliday Party, you can find a deal at Empower Up.  If you need inspiration for that DIY or Craft project, it may found at the Empower Up Black Friday sale.  Do you need to get the block foam out of your garage from last year’s holiday season?  Then bring it to you guessed it, Empower Up.  Sign up for the Empower Up Raffle or a chance to win a Complete Computer system, Audio systems, Gift certificates, and much more.
Empower Up is a non-profit organization with the mission of protecting the environment and building community by offering positive options for people and electronics.  Empower Up’s primary funding comes from the refurbishing and sale of donated electronics and recycling.  In 2013 Empower Up diverted 148 tons of electronic waste from landfills Empower Up provides growth opportunities through job-skills training and entry-level job experience.
See more about the organization and what you can bring for donation at www.empowerup.org .

Jiffy Lube and Oregon Food Bank

No one should go hungry at any time of year, but it’s especially hard during the holidays. Jiffy Lube and PODS are making it possible to feed needy families in our own community without even having to leave your chair!
Make a secure online donation to Jiffy Lube’s fundraising effort by going to www.oregonjiffylube.com.  Click the link that takes you to the special Jiffy Lube Fundraising page at the Oregon Food Bank’s website.  A simple $10 donation provides 30 meals, and the first 50 people who make a donation will receive a thank you gift from Jiffy Lube and PODS.
The Oregon Food Bank Network distributes more than a million emergency food boxes to people facing hunger throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington. With your help, we can make a real difference for our neighbors in need.  Every donation makes a difference!

Sleep Country USA Toy Drive

The holidays should be a magical time for all children. But for nearly 20,000 foster kids living in the Northwest, the holidays can be a difficult and lonely time. To help, Sleep Country USA is collecting new toys for local foster kids. But they can’t do it without you. Be a Secret Santa, and bring new, unwrapped toys and games to Sleep Country by December 14th, or donate online at SleepCountryFosterKids.org.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

New Traditions Homes' 2014 Give Back event is Neighbors Helping Neighbors, the local food bank of Ridgefield. Neighbors Helping Neighbors serve families in La Center, Felida, Salmon Creek and Ridgefield with food assistance, as well as clothing. Join in supporting them with food, cash and clothing donations. Donate in cash and New Tradition Homes will match any cash donations up to $2,500! Items may be dropped off at any New Tradition Homes local model home offices. Click here for more information.


ZooLights is presented by Blue Cross BlueShield Regence and Oregon College Savings Plan.  ZooLights is bigger than ever this year, with an immersive, continuous loop drawing visitors through the zoo to discover new features like the tunnels of light near the Africa Rainforest. The popular ZooLights train ride returns this year, with a never-before-seen light experience skirting the new Elephant Lands north habitat. All additional details on costs can be found at:

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