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Digest for August 8, 2008

Digest Contents:

Huge Rummage Sale/Fundraiser to benefit People Helping People
"Odds and Ends for Furry Friends" Rummage Sale
Free computer and electronics recycling
Good Theatre - Cheap Tickets
Montavilla Community Fair, August 16
Join SMART for Samba on the Rooftop!
Celebrate with The Village Free School
Placement/training coordinator needed for Chinese exchange students
Community Outreach Specialist
Driver- Gresham Area
ReCode Portland Community Organizer
Phone Canvass Director Needed, Non-Fundraising
New OMSI Podcast: Plastics!
The Children's Book Bank would like to borrow a TRUCK to pick up 115 boxes of new BOOKS!
TACS Workshop: Foundation and Corporate Grant Strategies (8-20 & 8-21)

Events

Huge Rummage Sale/Fundraiser to benefit People Helping People

Indoor Rummage Sale – Find the bargains you’ve been looking for! Friday 8/15 and Saturday 8/16 8am to 4pm – No Early Birds!

Heritage Christian School 1657 SE Enterprise Circle, Hillsboro - one block from Tualatin Valley Highway, off River Road

We’ve received donations from a large estate and others, and treasures to be found include:

• Imported glassware • Antiques • Collectibles • High quality clothing for men, women and children • Baby items • 100’s of hard bound books in excellent condition • Electronics • Miscellaneous household items – and much, much more!

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"Odds and Ends for Furry Friends" Rummage Sale

Animal Aid, Inc. a non-profit, no-kill pet rescue organization, is having our annual “Odds and Ends for Furry Friends” garage sale 8/15-8/17, from 9am-4pm daily, in the Garden Home area at 5555 SW Dover Ct. 

Support a great cause while you shop for both people and animal related bargains. 

Also, we would like to offer any unsold items to another non-profit for their use.  Please email [email protected]  or call Denise at 503.245.9669 ASAP if you are interested.  We are able to help load items and would need them all to be picked up on Sunday afternoon, August 17th. 

Joene Pike, Executive Director, Animal Aid, Inc.

Email: [email protected]

Web: AnimalAidPDX.org

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Free computer and electronics recycling

This is an ongoing event.

Ewaste Northwest located at 3136 SE Malcolm St., Milwaukie Oregon, 97222.

Telephone: 503-343-9989

We will recycle your computers and electronics for Free!  We are here from 9am to 5:30 pm, M-F.

Drop-off box located outside shop.

We take TV's,PC's,Home electronics, and Consumer electronics. We strive to refurbish the items we receive before we recycle them.

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Good Theatre - Cheap Tickets

PAY WHAT YOU CAN this weekend for the Bluestockings' Portland Dramatists Workshop three-year perspective of our plays, scenes, music, and fine acting at the CoHo Theatre at 2257 NW Raleigh. S

hows Friday and Saturday, August 8 an 9, at 7:30 p.m. and matinee on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Come enjoy terrific new works in an air-conditioned theatre with great actors, good humor, all for whatever you can afford.

Questions? Contact ShaSha Sassone at [email protected]

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Montavilla Community Fair, August 16

The Montavilla Community Fair is about a week away!

The Montavilla Community Fair is Saturday, August 16, from noon to 3pm, at the Central Bible Church Parking Lot, NE 90th and Glisan

The day includes:

Free kids activities including carnival games, an inflated slide, and a bouncy house

Free kids' haircuts and a Clothing Closet giving away shoes, coats & sweatshirts for kids

A free BBQ & live Music, 22 non-profit and business booths, and over 30 free raffle prizes

Join us from Noon to 3pm.

Will you help get the word out this year?

Email [email protected] for printable fliers and posters or to arrange a pick-up, drop-off, or mailing of full-color postcards to hand to clients.

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Join SMART for Samba on the Rooftop!

You will not want to miss the fifth annual SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) Gala on Saturday--this time with a Brazilian twist!

Date:  Saturday, August 9

Time:  6:30 to 10 p.m.

Place:  Rooftop of Station Place Smart Park, 720 NW Marshall, Portland

Tickets are $40 and are available at the door. To purchase in advance, email Stephanie Stoller or call 503-937-4815.

· Featuring Gustav from 94/7 FM alternative radio Portland as the emcee!

· The Lions of Batucada, a Brazilian-styled marching samba ensemble!

· Brazilian food and drink by Crave Catering, voted Best Mexican Food in Portland by Citysearch in 2004 and 2005!

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Celebrate with The Village Free School

We are having an Open House to share our amazing new building and celebrate the next big step for our school.

If you've visited the school before, you're in for a great surprise. Our new space is in a graceful old elementary school with big windows, a huge commercial kitchen and a real stage downstairs! If you or someone you know is interested in Democratic Education, Unschooling, or Free Schools--or just looking for an exciting educational option for your child, please join us. A little bit about our school and the details of the open house follow.

Take care and enjoy the last weeks of summer,

Michelle Keil

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Jobs & Internships

Placement/training coordinator needed for Chinese exchange students

Student placement/training coordinator needed for a hospitality student exchange program bringing students from China.  Students need a U.S.-based work experience, coupled with an educational institution featuring a hospitality program. For the educational component,the student program is now connected with Mount Hood Community College. The next step is to hire someone in Oregon to place students in hotels for 1-year paid internships and also be the educational company’s representative in Oregon to manage those student placements during that time.

This is a great opportunity to work from home with some in-state travel managing the placements.

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Information

organization:Ride Connection
position summary:

Ride Connection is a private nonprofit providing transportation to older adults and people with disabilities living in the tri-county area. We are seeking a Community Outreach Specialist to join our team.

An outgoing personality, excellent oral and written communication abilities, strong interpersonal skills, good organizational skills, document design experience, collaborative approach, flexibility and solid computer skills are required.

Salary / Pay Rate:$3,277.00 monthly

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Information

organization:Ride Connection
position summary:

The driver is the heart and soul of the transportation program. The service provided by the driver helps elders and people with disabilities live independent, quality lives by providing them access to necessary community services. The driver provides transportation services using agency-owned vehicles. The driver reports to, assists and works cooperatively with the Transportation Coordinator in providing safe and efficient transportation to customers without other alternatives.

Visit www.rideconnection.org for application and job description. For additional information, contact us at [email protected]

Salary / Pay Rate:$11.50 Hourly Non-Exempt

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ReCode Portland Community Organizer

Tryon Life Community Farm, a sustainability education and demonstration center in S.W. Portland, launched ReCode Portland to identify and remove regulatory barriers to sustainable building and land use through grassroots organizing, education, and legislation.

Since December 2007, over 50 volunteers and several organizations have been actively involved in ReCode, and we have already enjoyed significant success as the catalyst of a statewide campaign to legalize the re-use of graywater.  

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Information

organization:Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
position summary:

Make a difference by educating voters about Oregon's environmental issues.

Click on the below link to view this and other job opportunities with OLCV-EF:

http://www.olcveducationfund.org/about_edfund/jobpostings

Phone Canvass Director, 30 hours/week, Short-term

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund has an opening for a Phone Canvass Director to implement OLCV-EF’s Non-Partisan Voter Outreach project this summer. The position starts as soon as you are hired and lasts 4-5 weeks. Following completion of this project, there will be a similar employment opportunity with OLCV-EF’s sister organization, the Oregon League of Conservation Voters, which could last through the November election.

Salary / Pay Rate:Pay range is $1,800 - $2,100 per month (30 hours/week) depending on experience. Because of the focus on direct voter contact, this job will take place between 3-9:00 pm, five days/week.

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Nonprofit News

New OMSI Podcast: Plastics!

New OMSI Podcast: Plastics!

Sound Science: Providing Illuminating Answers to Wonder-Filled Questions

Tune into OMSI’s podcast, Sound Science, providing illuminating answers to wonder-filled questions. This week's question:

Do all plastics come from petroleum oil?

A new edition of Sound Science is posted every Friday. The podcast is like a radio show, with host Anders Liljeholm asking OMSI educators to respond to questions from people from around the world. The interviews are approximately 5-10 minutes in length.

You can also check out past episodes for more illuminating answers to more wonder-filled questions, including:

Why shouldn't we put nuclear waste in a volcano?

What would happen if Jupiter exploded?

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Q & A

The Children's Book Bank would like to borrow a TRUCK to pick up 115 boxes of new BOOKS!

The Children's Book Bank in Portland recently received a large book grant from First Book. The 2600+ new children's books (packaged in 115 boxes) awarded to us will be available for pick-up in Auburn, WA on August 13th at 9:00 AM.

Would you or your organization be willing to lend us your 10 ft truck to help us get books into the hands of children who really need them?

We would need the truck on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 12th, as we plan to drive to Auburn the night before pick-up. The truck could be returned late on Wednesday, August 13th or on the morning of August 14th.

The round trip mileage is approximately 300 miles.

Please e-mail me if you have a truck to lend.

Danielle Swope

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Trainings

TACS Workshop: Foundation and Corporate Grant Strategies (8-20 & 8-21)

Presenter:

Rick Levine, Grant Writing Consultant

Event Date:

August 20, 2008 - August 21, 2008

8:30 am - 4:00 pm * 2 day event *

Cost:

$275

Register:

Online Training Calendar- www.tacs.org

Phone- 503.239.4001

Learn:

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