Thank you Donors!!!
October 27, 2016
Hello Dearest Friends and Family!
Thank you for supporting me throuhgout my Quaker Voluntary Service year of learning, spirituality and service to the greater Portland community. I am deeply grateful for this opportunity to delve into service work holistically, considering not only the economic and social factors that influence inequality but also the spiritual toll that trauma and injustice take on all humanity. It is primarily through building supportive relationships and communities that we can hold each other accountable in rebuilding our country and our world.
New City Initiative began in 2010, with the purpose of fostering communities where all people achieve their full human potential. We envision a new community of mutually transformative relationships with communities across the greater Portland area with the power to end the intergenerational cycle of homelessness and poverty.
On any given night in Multnomah County, over 2,000 children experience homelessness either on the streets, in shelter, doubled up with family or friends, at a transitional housing facility or in an apartment paid for by rent assistance. Homelessness and other adverse and traumatic childhood experiences cause these children to face greater barriers and obstacles in their education, employment and relationships.
On October 30, we will be running and walking to end the cycle of homelessness and trauma for these children and their families.