Portland is ‘All About Kids’
The Salvation Army’s 18th annual All About Kids Dinner raises over $275,000.
By Teresa Engel
With over 340 guests, The Salvation Army’s 18th annual All About Kids Dinner, “My Story” at the Oregon Zoo Cascade Crest Ballroom, Sept. 25 raised $275,000 for kids in need in the Portland metro community.
“We are truly humbled by the generosity that we continue to see from our supporters in the Portland metro community, and we are so thankful to the men, women, and children who shared their story with us,” said Major Don Gilger, Portland metro coordinator. “Their testimonies made the difference, allowing us to raise nearly $50,000 more than we did last year. Just think of the number of stories we can help write now.”
Longview Fibre received the “Community Partner Award” for its years of providing thousands of cardboard boxes to distribute food to clients. Atiyeh Brothers received an award for long-time service and support of The Salvation Army’s programs, especially at Christmas.
Video testimonies and pictures presented stories of lives changed, and eight individuals told a personal story of The Salvation Army’s impact on his or her life. The Salvation Army Portland Metro Youth Brass Band performed before dinner.
Event sponsors included Fred Meyer Stores and Hoffman Construction.