I attend hundreds of community fundraisers and celebrations every year, and I'm always impressed with both the dedication of volunteers, and the wide and deep array of non-profits doing great things in Portland. This past week, I enjoyed participating events with the Portland Women's Crisis Line, the Wholistic Peace Institute, Jobs with Justice, and the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO).
The Scene and Heard section of the Oregonian may have been going for a while, but today is the first time I noticed it when my photo popped up with Northeast Portland icon Alice Blatt at the Columbia Slough Watershed Council event a few weeks ago. The Oregonian invites all nonprofits to send publicity after events, saying:
If your nonprofit organization holds a fundraiser or other major social event, you're invited to submit up to three high-quality digital photos with their captions within two weeks of the event for possible publication in Scene & Heard. Please see the guidelines at oregonlive.com/living/index.s/scene_and_heard.html
I believe many Portlanders feel encouraged to know of good happenings, of which there are many along with the challenges and tragedies of our city. Please take the time to publicize the great work being done by people in Portland.