Bidding is open for the Sold! on Sisters fundraiser auction benefiting Sisters of the Road. Bid packages include vacation getaways, restaurant and shop certificates, handmade crafts, and even lunch with me. All winning bids will be matched in Sisters of the Road's Matching Gift Challenge, and donations will directly support both the organization and those who use its services. Bidding closes at 9:00 PM on December 1, 2011.
According to its mission statement, "Sisters Of The Road exists to build authentic relationships and alleviate the hunger of isolation in an atmosphere of nonviolence and gentle personalism that nurtures the whole individual, while seeking systemic solutions that reach the roots of homelessness and poverty to end them forever."
Note that anyone can make an appointment to talk with me for a half hour, for free, by calling my assistant Milena at 503-823-4124. Bidding on this auction for lunch with me gives you more time to discuss whatever you like, and also I pick up the lunch tab. Location downtown during the week, or in your neighborhood on a Saturday, at your convenience. Remember, for all fundraising auctions, the real goal is making money to support a worthy cause. If you win, that's like a "free gift" that goes along with your donation. So look at all the great items on sale, bid early, bid often, and help raise money for Sisters of the Road.
Since its inception in 1979, Sisters of the Road has operated as a vital part of the Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood. The organization provides a safe space for building community, dining with dignity, learning from one another, organizing for justice and human rights for all, and empowering all who walk through its doors. Sisters of the Road also offers hot and nutritious meals, as well as a supportive work experience. I greatly appreciate Sisters' staff, customers and supporters participating in important civic discussions in Portland.