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From Share Our Strength -”Join us in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Portland’s premier tasting event dedicated to ending childhood hunger. Mix and mingle with Portland’s premier chefs, wineries and distilleries in the heart of...
Adelante Mujeres (Flourish/Rise Up Women) is a 501(c)(3) in Forest Grove, Oregon working to educate and empower low-income Latina women and families. We provide low-income Latina women and families the tools to achieve self-determination in...
This week the 2nd annual Justice Conference is being held in Portland. We are proud it is in our home city and thrilled we will be there with the exhibitors. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed as we tweet out our thoughts from the conference...
From Share Our Strength -”Join us in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Portland’s premier tasting event dedicated to ending childhood hunger. Mix and mingle with Portland’s premier chefs, wineries and distilleries in the heart of downtown Portland. Savor signature dishes, specialty cocktails, wine and beer. The silent auction will feature lifestyle and epicurean packages!”
Proceeds locally benefit Oregon Food Bank, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, St. Vincent de Paul Food Recovery Program and Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank. All of these organizations are fighting to end childhood hunger in Oregon.
Dozens of Portland’s finest chefs from the city’s top restaurants will participate in this incredible culinary event. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy exceptional food paired with beverages from local wineries, breweries and distilleries. In addition to fabulous food and drinks, the event will feature a silent auction with lifestyle and epicurean packages.
General Admission: $85
6:30pm – 9:00pm
VIP Admission: $135
5:30pm – 9:00pm
LUXE Ticket Admission: $185
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Western Regional Passport: $500
Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry™ campaign—a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015—Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs, invests in community organizations fighting hunger, teaches families how to cook healthy meals on a budget, and builds public-private partnerships to end hunger, both nationally and at the state level. Working closely with the culinary industry and relying on the strength of its volunteers, Share Our Strength hosts innovative culinary fundraising events and develops pioneering cause marketing campaigns that support No Kid Hungry.Read More
Adelante Mujeres (Flourish/Rise Up Women) is a 501(c)(3) in Forest Grove, Oregon working to educate and empower low-income Latina women and families. We provide low-income Latina women and families the tools to achieve self-determination in the areas of education, empowerment and enterprise.
Adelante Mujeres was founded in 2002 by Bridget Cooke and Sister Barbara Raymond. Through their work in other local organizations, Bridget and Barbara noticed that Latina women did not actively participate in the programs. They founded Adelante Mujeres to empower these women, who were often relegated to the home. As the founders suspected, when presented the opportunity to attend a program focused on and developed for women, these same women quickly found their voices.
Adelante Mujeres fosters the empowerment of women who are often relegated to the home. The program helps often isolated participants to build friendships, engage in the community, celebrate their cultural heritage, and improve skills and self-esteem. Our holistic approach aims to build stronger families, healthier communities, and foster respect for our planet.Read More
This week the 2nd annual Justice Conference is being held in Portland. We are proud it is in our home city and thrilled we will be there with the exhibitors. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed as we tweet out our thoughts from the conference #justice2012.
The Justice Conference focuses on the tremendous issues of social justice facing our world today. Here’s how they describe it on their website:
Justice is a garment, a billion threads, interwoven, interlocked, knit together with strength and integrity. Pull one thread from the fabric and the garment begins to fray. Pull ten million threads and justice unravels into injustice.
The work of justice is to mend the holes injustice inflicts upon the garment. It is a brave, challenging, courageous work and it does not begin with expertise or duty. It begins with love…and love is a thread.
The Justice Conference 2012 is the second annual international gathering of advocates, activists, artists, professors, professionals prophets, pastors, students and stay-at-home moms working to restore the fabric of justice. For some it means speaking. For others it means singing. For some it means going. For others it means giving. For all, it means living with mercy and love.
You are invited to come weave your voice and gifts into the conversation. Join us, and discover that in the garment of justice, your love is an irreplaceable thread.
What the Justice Conference does, and what they stand for is exactly what Focus 52 is about. Compassion. Mercy. Love. We look forward to sharing more about this conference and the many amazing organizations and causes we will connect with. For yourself – perhaps consider attending – tickets are still available. Currently almost 4000 are expected to attend.