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Truly we are blessed. And we express our thankfulness with our time, talent and treasure. Here are some of the organizations we support.
Africa New Life exists to transform lives and communities. Our model of caring for the whole child recognizes that, with educational sponsorship at the core of our work, children need other key factors to succeed: growing faith, community development, and a healthy body.
Since 2001, Africa New Life has shared the Gospel using two hands: the hand of compassion and the hand of evangelism. Our goal is to see lives transformed through meeting basic needs, to give hope for the future for those living in poverty in Rwanda. At the heart of our model for breaking cycles of poverty is educational sponsorship. With a high school education, or a vocational equivalent, children in Rwanda have hope for the future.
Africa New Life is accredited by the ECFA, and is committed to financial transparency, integrity in fundraising, and the proper use of charity resources.
For additional information please go to http://www.africanewlife.org/
Financial Beginnings is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides finance education to youth and young adults in the Pacific Northwest. The generosity of community members, volunteers, businesses and foundations enable Financial Beginnings to provide these programs at no cost to participants. Financial Beginnings educates over 50,000 young people each year.
The Financial Beginnings vision is to provide the pathway to a financially literate nation. In a financially literate nation, individuals cease to see finances as a barrier and instead view them as a tool to realize their dreams. In a financially literate nation, individuals are vested in and contribute to a healthy economic system nationally, regionally and in their own neighborhood.
We invite you to visit www.financialbeginnings.org
CRYC, conveniently located on the Columbia River, is the premiere powerboat club in the Portland/Vancouver area.
With a panoramic view of the mighty Columbia River from the stunning clubhouse and grounds, a welcoming, comforting feeling overtakes you as you pass through the front gate. Formed in 1946 by a group of volunteer Coast Guardsmen, CRYC is situated on several of the most scenic acres on Hayden Island just east of the Interstate Bridge. CRYC is rich in tradition – and richer yet in the commitment to bringing our Members the ultimate experience of camaraderie and family-oriented activities.
Visitors are overwhelmed by the club’s setting, the friendly attitude of the members and staff, and the sense that this club is truly a retreat from the ordinary.
For more information please visit http://cryc.com/
Dream Drives provides sick and medically fragile children access to amazing exotic cars for an hour-long experience we hope they won't soon forget. Our goal is to create joy by taking the focus off of doctors and disease ... and putting it on Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, Mercedes, and more through a two-hour, fully interactive sports car experience!
Go to http://dreamdrivesforkids.com/ for more information.
Kinship House provides comprehensive outpatient therapy and advocacy for children who are experiencing foster care and adoption. Powered by the belief that all children deserve a safe family and the support to thrive, they serve over 500 children each year.
Kinship House knows that when children have access to mental health services and strong advocates for their well-being they are happy and healthy today, and can work toward bright futures for tomorrow.
For over twenty years, Kinship House has been a key intervention in the pathway to children building permanency and stability for a healthy, vibrant future. Since day one they have provided services to all children and families, regardless of barriers such as ability to pay, insurance, or length of treatment needed, and they’ve done so out of a house. By creating a consistent, home-like environment they embody a trauma-informed approach from the moment a child turns the door knob.
Learn more about Kinship House and get involved at https://kinshiphouse.org/.
Harold West and Gerry Kroeger have been involved with the Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band since its inception in 1999. Both are gifted musicians, and love playing the trumpet. Over the years, Harold has held the role as Master of Ceremony, and sometimes adds comic relief along the way. Almost since the band’s beginning, Gerry has held the position of 1st chair section leader.
Throughout the years, the group has represented the local community, as well as Oregon.
In 2013, the band was awarded the International Sudler Silver Scroll Award presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.
The band traveled to Washington D.C. in 2016 to participate in the National Festival of the States in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.
Their free concerts offer a wide variety of music genres and are enjoyed by music lovers of all ages.For additional information please go to https://lakeoswegoband.org/
The MDRT Foundation is the charitable arm of the Million Dollar Round Table, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. The MDRT Foundation helps MDRT members maximize their philanthropic efforts in their own communities and worldwide.
The mission of the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation is to increase member and industry participation and to give funds to worthwhile charitable organizations throughout the world.
The vision of the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation is to be the premier charitable foundation involving all members and improving the quality of life for those in need.
For more information please visit http://www.mdrtfoundation.org/
Operation Hope is the leading global provider of financial dignity education and economic empowerment programs for low-income or moderate-income youth, individuals and families in underserved communities.
Our Banking on Our Future division focuses on keeping the most at risk youth from repeating the cycles of poverty and despair that has trapped so many in their families and communities by teaching them basic financial literacy, or what we call "the global language of money."
Please be sure to check out http://www.operationhope.org/
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