FAMILY PROMISE NEWS
The Family Promise launch has been delayed as a new director needs to be hired. This includes the planned training for volunteers. We will keep you posted as things progress in these areas. In the meantime the Day Center is being setup and volunteers are needed at Portland Community of Christ (4837 NE Couch St. Portland). Volunteers are working to clean, paint, furnish and create a warm and welcoming space for families. Would you like to help? Contact Board Member Christina Self. Also, if you have IT skills and can dedicate 5 hours of time to help set up the needed IT infrastructure at the Day Center, please contact Beckie Lee.
DONATE ITEMS TO THE DAYCARE CENTER!
Donate Items to the Day Center! Family Promise of Metro East is preparing to open our doors! We are designing our day center, located at Portland Community of Christ Church, as a welcoming home base for our families. The center is a multi-room facility with a play room, a nursery, a teen/adult hangout space and an art room, as well as office space for our Director and Case Manager. You can help by donating furniture and supplies! Here’s how you can help:
DIRECT DONATION — Visit our website to make a cash donation. Every gift of every size is welcome and will help us purchase needed items. https://www.familypromisemetroeast.org/donate.htmlTARGET REGISTRY — Our Charity Registry www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/familypromisemetroeast. We’ve identified a range of items designed with families in mind including toys, art supplies, office supplies, baby gear, and more. You can purchase online and have it delivered or pull up the registry on your phone in the store (the handy list will give you an aisle location for each item and a QR code to scan at check out so the item is posted to our registry).
FURNITURE AND ELECTRONICS — We need the following select pieces of furniture. In order to ensure items will meet our needs, please send a photo (and measurements if possible) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we let you know we can use your donation, we will make arrangements for you to drop it off at the day center. Here’s what we need: • Furniture: 4 desks, 5 office chairs, sofa, 3 low bookshelves, coffee table, TV cabinet, toddler bed, 2 portable cribs. • Electronics: 3 desktop computers, 2 laptops, 2 printer/copier/scanners, smart TV. (Printers and TV also included on the Target Registry)
BOOKS, TOYS AND GAMES –We are accepting a range of books from picture books to teen and adult novels. All books should be in very good condition. We are also seeking toys for a range of ages from infant/toddler to late childhood (no electric toys that require batteries, please). Family board games are also welcome. Toys and games should be in excellent condition, have all of their pieces and not too worn. You may bring these items to your church on the last Sunday of March and April and we will arrange to pick them up from there.
Ongoing Supplies Needed – We welcome ongoing donations of supplies such as printer paper, art paper, diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, facial tissue, hand sanitizer, etc.
Questions? Please contact: email@example.com.