CHRISTMAS MOVE

POTLUCK IN THE PARK

2014 CHRISTMAS DINNER

IS MOVING TO THE

PORTLAND ART MUSEUM!

**VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION is OPEN**

for Potluck in the Park’s Christmas Day Dinner now at the Portland Art Museum. Potluck is once again partnering with Hands On Greater Portland for All Christmas Dinner Volunteer Signups. You MUST register with Hands On Greater Portland to volunteer for this event.. No Walk-Ins Please!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

We’re pleased to say most volunteer opportunities for our Christmas Dinner have been filled. There are still a few positions open for guest transportation and tear down and cleanup after the meal. See the Hands On project description for more details. Any questions or issues concerning the sign-up process please contact Lydia Cox at Hands On. There is also still a need for baked goods. Please see below.

HOLIDAY GOODIES NEEDED

Potluck in the Park welcomes donations of homemade or commercial non-perishable pies, cakes, cookies and pastries for our Christmas Day Dinner and Sidewalk Coffee & Pastry Cart. You can bake yourself, purchase or maybe ask your local coffee shop or bakery for a donation of their Christmas Eve pastry leftovers.

We also need No-Sugar, Low Sugar and Gluten Free desserts and fresh bananas for our diabetic and “dentally challenged” guests.

If you can help, please confirm via email to xmasbakedgoods@potluckinthepark.org. We aren’t able to do this through the Hands On process. If you are bringing pies or cakes, please indicate how many.

**IMPORTANT DELIVERY INFO!** In order to reduce confusion on Christmas Day we ask that all baked goods be delivered the day before, on the 24th between 10am and 5pm when we will be setting up and decorating. Please bring them directly to the Art Museum.

If necessary, arrangements can be made to take delivery at our kitchen earlier in the week. Please email us first.


WILLAMETTE WEEK’S GIVE!GUIDE

NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2014
WHAT IS WILLAMETTE WEEK’S GIVE!GUIDE?

Willamette Week’s Give!Guide is Portland’s easiest path to year-end giving. G!G showcases small, medium and large organizations whose missions fall into eight categories: Animals, Arts, Community, Education, Environment, Health & Wellness, Social Action, and Youth. In ten years, G!G has raised nearly $10 million for hundreds of local nonprofits. Last year, WW readers gave $2,452,333 to 129 Portland organizations and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Give-Social ActionWHAT ARE THE GOALS?

The original intent of WW’s Give!Guide was to hook young readers on the year-end giving habit. Today, readers 35 and under provide 30% of the donations. G!G also honors four Portlanders 35 and under who do fabulous work for local nonprofits by awarding them the Skidmore Prize. Winners must work at a local nonprofit, be 35 and under, and make $35,000 a year or less.

HOW DOES THIS BENEFIT POTLUCK IN THE PARK?

35 and Under ChallengeLast year Willamette Week’s Give!Guide brought in $10,415.00.

With your help, we can make this a very profitable fundraiser. Many of our family, friends and colleagues are looking for year-end giving avenues, please spread the word about this wonderful program. Don’t miss the “Big Give Days” Any donor who makes a minimum gift of $10 through Give!Guide (on days listed below) has an opportunity to be chosen at random to win a great incentive prize. Over the past few years, G!G has experienced significant giving on these days. Last year, these four days raised over $366,000 combined. Examples of incentives: a bicycle; an ice cream party for 250; a case of distilled spirits.

If you donate a minimum of $10 to any organization on one of these days, you have a chance to win one of these great incentives:

Nov. 20: Powells Book’s $500 shopping spree.

Nov. 25: Portland Thorns and Timbers ticket package.

Dec. 2: Bike Gallery bike giveaway.

Dec. 11: Salt & Straw ice cream party.

Dec. 18: A case of spirits from Rogue Distillery. This prize is sponsored by the Rogue Foundation.
Check out the link to the Give Guide user’s manual so you can read about incentive programs, big give days & the 35 and under challenge which encourages younger donors to become nonprofit donors. There’s an extra $1000 for the nonprofit with the most 35 & under donors!Give Now!



Since 1991 | Rain or Shine

Rain or shine, 52 weeks a year, hundreds of needy people have a hot meal and a community gathering place because generous supporters understand food is a human right and hunger is a human wrong. Every Sunday for twenty-one years Potluck in the Park volunteers have prepared and served healthy wholesome meals with dignity and kindness. The secret to Potluck in the Park’s staying power is the story of its people.  Our tenacious teams of career-volunteers have inspired thousands of other volunteers to donate their time, talent and money.  Their dedication and passion has made Potluck in the Park a touchstone for a community in crisis.   

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