Sleep Country Foster Kids Pajama Bowl

For the nearly 20,000 foster children living in the Northwest, each day presents new challenges. But with the community’s help, these children can regain a sense of hope. Funds raised by Pajama Bowl participants will be used to provide resources, and little wishes that foster kids often go without – whether it's a funding athletic participation fees, obtaining assistance in school, or reuniting with a sibling at summer camp. Since its inception, Pajama Bowl has raised over $900,000 for foster kids, thanks to the generous support of over 6,500 participants! Click here for locations and dates!


NorthStar is a mental health recovery program for adults in the Portland metro area living with mental illness. They create an avenue for social and economic growth, including help finding and keeping employment, as well as offering a safe place to alleviate stigma. Support this important organization by attending the 4th Annual NorthStar Benefit Auction, Thursday, April 23rd at 5:30 p.m. at Melody Ballroom at 615 SE Alder, Portland, OR 97214. Auction items include a trip to Belize, a weekend at Hood River, a trip to Maui, professional cooking lessons and more! Tickets cost $75 and include dinner, appetizers, dessert and one drink. To learn more, click here

Inspirational Humor

Join non-profit recovery center 4th Dimension Saturday, April 25, at 7pm in welcoming humorist, author and inspirational speaker Ellen Wood! If you want some good, belly laughs, as well as excellent tips on how to reduce stress, rejuvenate your life and live happy, then you won't want to miss this event. Admission is free! 4th Dimension is located at 3801 NE MLK Blvd in Portland. For more information, visit or call 4th Dimension President Winston Murray at 503-936-5549.

Albertina Kerr's 2015 Race for the Roses

Run or walk Albertina Kerr’s Race for the Roses 5k, 10k or half marathon presented by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon on April 13th and enjoy a nice warm, dry pre-race lounge where you’ll hang out and stretch before setting out on the flat, fast Portland course. Return to the post-race party for a champagne mimosa, a rose, tasty snacks, and music. Plus, you’ll be giving back at one of the only races in town where 100% of the proceeds go directly to a local non-profit – helping kids and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. Buzz listeners enjoy $5 off, register HERE!

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