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Help Portland Parks Foundation Win $25,000 to feed hungry children!!!!

Help Portland Parks Foundation Win $25,000!!!

The Portland Parks Foundation has been selected as one of 5 finalists in Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Innovation Awards – reaching underserved youth category. You and other friends and supporters can help us win $25,000 to fund our programs to ensure that children in need have adequate, nutritious meals and live healthy, active lives. All you have to do, starting on Friday, June 11, is visit the following link and vote for us!

You can vote once a day. Come back and vote again every day until June 20.


Please ask your family and friends to join you in voting for us.  Our proposal, “Reaching New Heights,” will reach kids in peril with healthy food, healthy play and hope.  The Portland Parks Foundation has worked for three years with community partners and the City of Portland Parks and Recreation to travel mobile rock climbing walls to some of the city's neediest and most underserved neighborhoods. The program offers young people the experience of improved strength, motor skills, self-confidence, trust, cooperation, and access to a free meal.

We will be posting daily reminders on our Facebook fan page.  Join us there and tell us how it is going--and remember to ask your Facebook friends to join us.


If you tweet, please share it with your followers.


If you have a blog, a listserv, or just a lot of colleagues and friends who can join you in this cause, please share the information with them today.  There are codes you can copy and past from the Share Our Strength web page to make posting easy.

Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit, is working to end childhood hunger in America. They created these awards to honor innovative organizations across the country that are overcoming barriers and connecting hungry kids with food.

Samar Itani

Portland Parks Foundation

[email protected]

506 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 1100

Portland, OR 97204

Tel: 503.445.0994 Fax: 503.517.8221



The Foundation works hand-in-hand with Portland Parks & Recreation

to create a community of donors to deliver private dollars in three aspects

of our urban parks: the land, the amenities, and the people. -- Samar Itani