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Every August thousands of folks from numerous churches throughout the region take some valuable time on a Saturday in August to "clean up" their local schools.
See them running and playing with newfound confidence, excited for their first day of school and the chance to “fit in” with their peers! Thanks to a loving organization known as My New Red Shoes, 491 school-aged kids throughout greater Portland are walking into school this Fall with a new pair of shoes and a new spring in their step.
More than 20,000 first responders work in the tri-county Portland area: police, fire fighters, emergency medical and corrections personnel. They go into places and communities where most of us fear to tread. They respond to tragic accidents and fires. Every day they deal with issues of mental illness, misfortune, abuse, or unspeakable crimes.
The mission at The Family Room is to provide a homelike visitation setting for children living in foster care to spend time with their birth-parents. The program aims to increase both the quantity and quality of supervised time families spend together. The goal is to reunite children with their birth parents in a safe, expedient, and sustainable approach.
Built on a foundation of hospitality, trust, and relationships, Embrace Oregon has developed unprecedented rapport between the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the community.
Most kids come into a foster home with little more than the clothes on their back. When they were removed from their homes they gathered no changes of clothes, no second pair of shoes, no personal items, no baby gear or supplies.
A few years ago the pastor of Portland First Church of the Nazarene awoke to a realization: Sylvan Middle School was just across the street, yet he had never personally met the Principal or any of the school staff or teachers!
Since 2008 Agape Blitz has served hundreds of people in the community and partnered with groups throughout the country, as well as other agencies and non-profits in Portland. This ministry has grown from a one day blitz, into a 3 to 6 week blitz, depending on the summer and the teams coming to Portland.
On Saturday, August 8th, Love INC, local churches, and community partners celebrated the Packed With Love school supply event for the 9th straight year.
The pastor of the Baptist church in the small rural community sauntered down the hall toward the school cafeteria, greeting students by name as he went.
Being a school bus driver is a rich and rewarding experience for many people. The North Clackamas School District offers competitive wages, great benefits and a fantastic atmosphere. All training is paid, and we help you with the licensing fees. If you like driving, and like kids, this is the job for you.
A parent at Orenco Elementary in Hillsboro and the children's pastor at nearby Sonrise Church have teamed up to start Kids' Rock! at Orenco.
Parent University provides community members, including churches, a way to help schools better educate children in a Texas city. Two years ago, Principal Marta Plata of Manuel Jara Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas, recognized her school needed help.
"It was an amazing day that is still sparking change in the school today!" Herman Greene enthused, about the George Middle School cleanup day on April 18th. So much more than just another "school clean-up day," local volunteers sought to restore a sense of community and school pride to George Middle School and its neighbors. They came to "love" on their school!
Grace Community Church is thankful for their neighbors and local community. The members of this Gresham area church want to make an impact in the lives of those around them—to meet felt needs and share the love of Jesus in practical ways.