JUNIOR LEAGUE OF PORTLAND OREGON INC via Crowdrise
September 23, 2011
BENEFITING: JUNIOR LEAGUE OF PORTLAND OREGON INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 22, 2011
Our 20 JLP VIP Day volunteers at Salvation Army’s White Shield took on a big outdoor project… brave in Portlandin October! Luckily, the weather held out and they accomplished a lot! Some of the tasks they completed included:
- Weeded, cleaned out, prepped and mulched huge winter vegetable gardens
- Cleaned moss off the sidewalks and structures and bagged up leaves
- Removed moss and clover from a section of grass of ground to be seeded with grass
- Planted over 150 spring bulbs and fall flowers
- Donated over 20 pots and planted them with winter vegetables for White Shield’s upcoming greenhouse
- Weeded, leveled and prepped area where greenhouse will stand
We made it to our $25,000 fundraising goal! Thank you to everyone who donated and fundraised to support us!
This funding supports all of JLP’s community programs throughout the year. We’re accepting VIPDay donations through November 30 by donating here or by sending a check to JLP.
Special thank you’s to our JLP Sustainers who sponsored the purchases of garden tools, soil and mulch and to Sustainer Sharon Urry and Garden Fever for their in-kind donations of pots, soil, winter vegetable starts and flowers to help beautify the White Shield grounds!
And, thank you again to all of our corporate donors: City of Portland’s Environmental Services division, Compass Coffee, East Burn grill, Fred Meyer, Home Depot Foundation, Lowe’s, North Portland Tool Library, Pacifiwild Catering, Widmer and Young’s Market.
We look forward to seeing you all at the next Volunteer in Portland Day in 2012!
About White Shield Center
The Salvation Army White Shield Center’s mission is “Empowering adolescent girls to lead healthy and productive lives in their families and communities.” We are a a residential treatment center for adolescent girls through two programs: Wildflowers – adolescent girls facing emotional/behavioral challenges;and Parenting – serving adolescent girls who are pregnant or parenting a young child 0-3 years of age. All girls in the programs are in State custody; the majority have been marginalized.
Approximately 100 girls, infants and toddlers are served annually. Typically, there are approximately 25 girls residing in the program at once, with up to 16 infants and toddlers living on campus with their teen moms.
The White Shield Centerhas been located in Northwest Portland since 1917. Our treatment philosophy maintains that individuals will make positive changes for themselves when provided with the appropriate teaching, support and opportunity to do so. Using evidence-based practices, clients are provided a “treatment team” approach that offers culturally competent, gender-specific services that are individualized to address the specific needs of each girl.
White Shield Center is located at 2640 Northwest Alexandra Ave., Portland, Oregon 97210.
For more information, please visit http://www1.usw.salvationarmy.org/usw/www_usw_cascade.nsf/vw-dynamic-arrays/ECD2E521B139096D80256EF5006F6CEA?openDocument