Just Compassion Fundraiser
Back in June, we had Just Compassion East Washington County host their yearly fundraiser here.
Just Compassion EWC is a coalition of religious, service, civic and business organizations that have joined together to network and share resources for creating a safe and hospitable environment and a community centered response to the needs of those without homes and those living in poverty in Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood. Some of the services they offer are shower & laundry days, resource cards, and the Safe Parking Program. They also have two shelters that they run. They have a day shelter in Tigard and a severe weather shelter in Beaverton.
Their fundraiser was held on Thursday, June 20th. It was so great to see how they filled the space with their supporters, silent auction, bar, dinner and musical performances.
The evening started out with a appetizers and a silent auction. They also had a local musician perform during this cocktail hour.
For dinner, Po’ Shine’s Cafe De La Soul served up some soul food buffet style for the guests on our patio. They had beans, corn bread, potatoes, pulled pork, chicken and more!
The guest tables were decorated with beautiful succulent centerpieces that were made and donated by a Just Compassion supporter. They also had little mason jar flower arrangements for the bistro tables.
Guests were seated on the upper and lower levels in the main hall and out on the patio.
During the event, they had Representative Margaret Doherty as the MC. The had a speaker that was homeless and used their services. They also had a video presentation and paddle raise. They had a musical performance by a Paster. One fun activity that they had during the cocktail reception was a homeless supplies scavenger hunt. They had items hidden all around the venue that the homeless need and use like tents, sleeping bad, soaps and so on. At the end of dinner, they played bingo with those items.
Overall, the event went great! They raised around $30,000. We are so honored to be a part of this event. Check out the video overview of the event below.