Central City Concern Celebrates the Season

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Central City Concern greatly appreciates the generosity of individuals, businesses, families, church and school groups during the holidays. Some donate to Central City Concern as a holiday tradition, others are adopting a child for the holidays for the very first time and some are motivating others to get involved through creative events. We’d like to take a moment to highlight a few projects and say thank you to all who get involved during this busy time of year!

Jake’s Hosts Lunch for 12th Ave. Clients
For the second consecutive year, Jake’s Famous Crawfish hosted a lunch for 30 clients and a few staff members from our 12th Avenue Recovery Center program the day before Thanksgiving. John Underhill, General Manager of Jake’s, calls it one of their greatest holiday traditions. “Business is fun during the holidays, but this is really special for us.”

Coats & Soap Drive
Our 12th Avenue Recovery Center has launched a Coats & Soaps drive to provide needed new clothing including scarves, hats, gloves, raincoats, underwear, t-shirts, men’s large coats and basic toiletries for clients throughout the winter months. Email 12Donations@CCConcern.orgif you can help!

Thanks to Moule!
All customers who bring in a coat or a pair of boots to donate before December 11th will receive 20% off a new coat or boots. This is applicable on all coats and boots in Moule’s Pearl District location, 1225 NW Everett Street. Items brought in must be in good, wearable condition, clean, no holes or stains and presentable to someone in need.

For many years, CCC’s Family Alcohol & Drug Free Network Housing (FAN) has brought the joy of the holidays to children living in these 88 units of housing throughout the city. Parents of these kids are working hard to stay on track with their sobriety, employment or education so that they can create better lives for their families. Three giving options include:

    * gift cards (always in style!);
    * donated new clothing for children ages infant through 16;
    * adopt a specific child and receive a “wish list” for your shopping adventures.

Get involved and direct any questions to Holly at holly.redeau@ccconcern.org.

Peet’s Coffee
Peet’s Coffee at the corner of SW Broadway & Washington has chosen Central City Concern as the benefiting non-profit for their special Christmas Eve partnership. Head to this Peet’s for a FREE drip coffee or tea all day on Christmas Eve. Instead of paying for your beverage, Peet’s asks that you contribute to their donation jar for Central City Concern. If the jar hits $1,000 by the end of the day, Peets will match it, dollar-for-dollar! They’ll be open 5:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to help with your last minute shopping.

Annual Springbrook Holiday Bowl -
December 10th, from 6 to 8 p.m.

For the third consecutive year, the alumni of the Hazelden Springbrook invite you to join them in an evening of fun and fulfilling the wishes of families in recovery. The annual Glow Bowling event in Tigard, Oregon includes pizza, beverages, dessert, bowling, and shoes.  Guests are invited to bring a toy or donation for the Adopt-A-Child program at CCC. Hazelden is a national treatment and recovery center helping individuals, families, and communities struggling with alcohol abuse, substance abuse, and drug addiction transform their lives.

Emmanuel Presbyterian Providing a Holiday Party for Letty Owings Center Clients
This West Linn church is preparing for its 15th year of throwing a great party for clients of the Letty Owings Center and their children — a holiday meal, Santa and gifts for all! It takes an army of volunteers to make this happen. Their generous work is profiled in the winter issue of the Letty Owings Center newsletter.