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Children's Relief Nursery - VIP Day

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About Children's Relief Nursery

Children's Relief Nursery's (CRN) mission is to keep children safe and families strong and to end abuse and neglect in our community. Currently, we serve nearly 200 families through our Northside and Eastside sites. 

CRN's program is based on the nationally successful Relief Nursery model, providing intensive child and family interventions to prevent child abuse and provide support and encouragement to parents with challenging life circumstances. The model includes center-based therapeutic classes and respite child care, early parent education, support for positive and nurturing parent / child interactions and regular home visits. 

Our program is voluntary. Parents or caregivers with challenging life circumstances and multiple risk factors are invited to participate in the services CRN provides. Qualifying families are under significant stress and in need of support, intervention and respite services. CRN families frequently live below the poverty line, reside in North Portlandand have at least one child below the age of four.  All program services are offered in both English and Spanish.

CRN is located at 8425 N Lombard Street, Portland, Oregon 97203

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2011 VIP Day Projects


Volunteers will participate in three projects at CRN: General grounds beautification and play toys cleaning and organizing of donated items.

Number of Volunteers Requested: 36 – see breakdown of duties below.

     12 volunteers for toy cleaning, grounds beautification & donated 
          items organization + 

     24 “physically fit” volunteers for painting classrooms.

Room painting has just been added (as of 9/23) to the list of projects we will complete at CRN. They are requesting 24 “physically fit” volunteers for the painting, as some furniture will have to be moved, ladders will be used for painting, etc. Painting related in-kind donations have been added in the section below, so please see if you might be able to provide any painting supplies – they don’t have to be new.

All of the projects are tasks that take CRN’s clinical and classroom staff away from from their kids and the cases they manage.  Presenting a clean and tidy facility is of the utmost importance, as we try to reflect the positive behaviors we teach to our at-risk families.  Junior Leagues help would be most appreciated in these efforts.

If you'd like to bring along friends to volunteer, please email with their names, email addresses, T-shirt sizes and project they're volunteering for to register them. We will be confirming volunteer registrations via email starting October 7.


In-Kind Donation Requests:

  • outdoor grounds beautification: rakes, shovels, hand tools for weed pulling, gardening gloves
  • indoor toy cleaning: tubs of disinfecting wipes, rags and sanitizing cleaning sprays, latex gloves
  • indoor classroom painting: 12 paint rollers with extensions, 12 paint brushes, 20 rolls painter’s tape, 15+ paint pans, 12+ water buckets, 24+ drop cloths, lots of rags, 12+ ladders (several extra tall ones). Painting supplies do NOT have to be new and can even be loaned for the day only, so we can use any painting supplies you may have lying around in your garage, as long as they’re in decent shape!


Please contact if you are able to donate any of the above items from the in-kind donation request list. Thank you!!


The Team: $5,029 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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April Razey

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117% Raised of $500 Goal

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Heidi Kammeijer

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Nicole Whalen

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Kimberly Turner

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Trista Rodgers

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Meghan Larivee

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Alison Adcock

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Erin Mills

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