The PAL provides role models and builds positive relationships through athletics, recreational, and educational programs to encourage kids to become engaged citizens. PAL believes that if kids are reached early enough, the can develop strong positive attitudes towards police officers and become mature, influential citizens.
Studies show that if a young person respects police officers on the ball field, gym, or classroom, the youth will likely respect the laws that the officers enforce. Such respect is instrumental to the development of the youth and their neighborhoods.
Each summer Portland Pioneer Courthouse Square becomes “Piazza Italia” for a weekend. The Festa Italiana celebrates Italian culture and heritage of the Italian-Americans in the Portland Metropolitan area. Local Italian-American organizations have united their efforts to product this unique event with a special invitation to friends of Italy of the local community to share in this celebration. Nearly 300 volunteers provide this “labor of love” and help contribute to the success of the celebration.
There are raffle prizes, local opera musicians, food, and wine. Additionally there are many cultural activities like that grape stomp competition and pizza toss.
Located in Palm Desert, California, Loving All Animals is one of the largest animal shelters in the area. Their mission is to bring together local and national animal welfare organizations to work together for the benefit of animals. Each year, Loving All Animals helps provide shelter to hundreds of homeless or mistreated animals.
Rotary Club of Portland is an organization of local business and professional leaders dedicated to humanitarian service in everyday life, high ethical standards in business and professions, and promoting understanding and goodwill through community programs. With 33,000 clubs and 1.2 million members throughout the world, Rotary has an extensive network of volunteers working locally, regionally, and internationally under the motto “Service Above Self.”
The Oregon Food Bank’s mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes because no one should be hungry. The Oregon Food Bank takes a holistic approach to ending hunger by bringing our community together to provide food, education and hope to our neighbors in need.
They provide emergency food to people who are hungry through a cooperative statewide network of hunger-relief agencies, helping 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. OFB also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger by advocating for fair public policies, strengthening community food systems and providing nutrition and garden education to help people become more self-sufficient and resourceful.
The Washington County Museum’s mission is to ignite the imagination and bring to life the diverse cultures that so richly define this remarkable region.
They are here to tell the full story of Washington County. As a cultural leader of Washington County, they innovate to better meet the needs of our county and create an understanding of our mutual past and shared future. The Museum offers unparalleled opportunities to experience and understand the complexity and richness of our communities. The challenge for museums today is to be relevant. They exist to preserve our heritage and help shape our future. The Washington County Museum’s exhibitions and programs are tools that cultivate learning and cultural appreciation.
The Oregon Humane Society is the largest and oldest humane society in the Pacific Northwest. We are not affiliated with any other humane society and we rely entirely on private donations for everything we do. Their mission is to foster an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals through education, legislation, and leadership. To care for the homeless, to defend the abused, and to fight with unrelenting diligence for recognition of the integrity of all animals.
The Associated Oregon Industries is Oregon’s largest and most influential comprehensive business association advocating for a vigorous business climate in oregon. Their membership is comprised of large and small companies from all business classifications in Oregon.
Since 1895, the AOI has been a powerful voice listened to by legislators and regulatory agencies. Members are able to participate with other business leaders committed to growing Oregon’s economy, quality jobs for our citizens, and healthy communities.
The Beaverton Mayor’s Ball is an event that has been held the last 6 years and serves as a fundraiser for civic outreach, as well as a chance for the community to celebrate Beaverton.
Canada Helps mission is to engage Canadians in the charitable sector, providing accessible and affordable online technology to both donors and charities to promote – and ultimately increase – charitable giving in Canada.
CanadaHelps strives to build a caring and involved Canadian society that is committed to giving and participating effectively in the charitable sector, using technology to create an efficient connection between charities, donors, and the corporate community.
24 Hour Fitness is committed to being a good neighbor in its communities via charitable and in-kind donations to groups focused on both helping Americans get healthy and improving youth fitness.
Throughout our 30+ year history, 24 Hour Fitness has held fast to their mission of helping people improve their lives through fitness. They recognize that every person has their own set of goals and their own unique perspective of what a fitness center means to them. Some members want to shed a few extra pounds and some members simply want to get healthier. 24 Hour Fitness makes clubs affordable and accessible to people of all abilities and fitness levels because they believe there is an athlete in all of us.
DVRC is a non-profit agency providing free services to adult and child survivors of domestic violence within Washington County, Oregon and surrounding areas. They offer protective order advocacy, professional counseling, confidential shelter, 24-hr crisis line response, safety planning, resource referrals, and community trainings.
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical Divisions and ensure they have a presence in every community.
Together with millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
The PIL Hall of Fame’s mission is to provide support for high school athletic programs, develop finacial support to improve existing athletic facilities, recognize a PIL sportsman and sportswoman of the year, and recognize excellence in athletics and academics.
The main objectives of the Portland Interscholastic League Hall of Fame are to honor the accomplishments of past athletes, coaches and administrators as well as to recognize the academic and athletic achievements of current athletes, coaches and administrators.
Food for Families mission is simple, they aim to end hunger locally by providing fresh and healthy food to those who need it most. It’s about getting real food to real families.
Food For Families program was founded in 1986 by Joyce Raley Teel and former Raley’s President Chuck Collings. What began as a simple holiday food drive quickly grew to a year round effort to fight hunger.
Operating as a true community partnership, Raley’s Food For Families now raises funds in a variety of ways – at the check stand, online, on Facebook, and even through mobile messaging. And that holiday food drive? They’re still at it! Last year their annual Food For Families holiday program raised over 2 million pounds of food for local families in need.
The primary mission of the Foundation is to support the Beaverton Arts Commission (BAC) by raising funds to benefit their programs and activities that are consistent witht he emerging cultural and artistic environment. Committees and Councils promote interests in the arts and culture by engaging in and supporting programs, events, and activities that contribute to the cultural enrichment of Beaverton and neighboring communities.
The Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation’s mission is to promote programs of research, advocacy, education, support and awareness in order to discover treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease and improve the lives of all it affects.
Their vision is the hope that one day, no one will suffer the full effects of polycystic kidney disease.
The PKD Foundation is an organization committed to discovering treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease. They are accountable to themselves, their colleagues and all who share their mission.
The Assistance League of Greater Portland is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization. Their volunteer membership is nonsectarian and nonpolitical. Their mission is to perform charitable work within the local community.
Not pictured above: Westview Cheerleading, St. Vincent de Paul, Sunset High School, The Lake Oswego Mayors Golf Hole Sponsorship, St. Cecilia School, and the Washington County Historical Society.