Burger King and 99.5 The Wolf present Kings Kids Day on Wednesday December 11th . 20% of the proceeds raised benefit Doernbechers Children’s Hospital. To participate, visit a local Burger King restaurant on December 11th.
Celebrate the holiday season amid the sparkling lights and brilliant hues of ZooLights. From November 29th to January 5th, more than a million LED lights transform the Oregon Zoo into a luminous winter wonderland filled with moving sculptures, forests of lighted trees and animal silhouettes.
The O'Keefe family has endured multiple family health issues over the course of the past two years. Both of the family's daughters and their father have been in and out of hospitals to diagnose and treat their life changing ailments. Unfortunately, their insurance does not cover all of the treatments, meaning they have to cover medical costs out of pocket. To view their story and find out how you can help or donate click here.
Oregon and Washington have nearly 20,000 children in foster care. Many have suffered the effects of poverty, neglect, and even abuse. Studies show that for many foster children, the challenges are just beginning. But it does not have to be this way. Sleep Country USA would like your help by joining forces in our community to help the Northwest foster kids by donating toys to your local neighborhood Sleep Country USA location. With your help, we can provide foster children with the little things that often make a big difference. With your continued support we strive to help foster kids beat the odds. Learn moreabout our current drive efforts or donate online or even host your own drive today!
Come out to Spirit Mountain Casino to help share holiday cheer! Guests can bring in new, unwrapped toys to the Coyote Club desk in exchange for $10 in free slot play. The toy drive will benefit infants, toddlers, and children of all ages at the OHSU Doernbechers Children's Hospital. For a complete wish list and promotion rules click here.
Starting Thanksgiving Day, experience Winter Wonderland! It's a Portland tradition featuring a sensational display of lights and animation spanning the track at Portland International Raceway. Enjoy the largest drive-through light show in the Northwest right from the comfort of your own car. Over 100,000 people tour the show each year to enjoy 250 holiday colorful light set pieces and many fully animated scenes. Winter Wonderland showcases the “12 Days of Christmas” and 12 themed display areas including Toyland, Candy Cane Lane, Christmas Tree Lane, Reindeer Road, Sports Corner, and many more! Rates start at just $16 per car. Walk through Winter Wonderland on Gentech Dentist Walk Night (dogs welcome) on December 2nd for just $6 per person, benefitting The Pongo Fund, or bike your way through on the Bike Gallery "Bike the Lights Night" on December 9th for just $6 per bicycle, benefitting BTA. For more information, visit www.winterwonderlandportland.com.
Les Schwab Invitational
Join local and national high school teams at Liberty High School as they compete for the 2013 Les Schwab Invitational championship title. The tournament tips off at 9:00am on Friday December 27th and ends on the 30th. The Express Employment Professionals Slam Dunk Contest will be held on Sunday, December 29th at 3:00pm. Tickets are available online or at the Liberty High School Box office! All participating schools sell tournament passes to their parents, fans & supporters and keep 100% of the proceeds. Over $1.4 Million has been given back to schools during the LSI’s 18-year history. This years tournament is not one to miss!
Music Education Program for Public Schools
Music Workshop is a non‐profit organization that provides a free, innovative and turnkey supplemental music program to public elementary schools. In just forty minutes of class time, students learn valuable lessons of music appreciation and study including a focus on styles, cultures, genres, instruments and musicians. Students participate in lively discussions and activities that promote personal academic, artistic, and behavioral growth.
The pilot program will launch within twelve Oregon public schools this February with a debut episode covering the topic of Jazz. In conjunction, each Pilot School will have the opportunity to host an assembly delivered by Aaron Meyer and provided by the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.
For Music Workshop to be free of charge to public elementary schools, donations are needed. Please go to www.musicworkshopedu.org to donate today.
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
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