Salmon Creek Burgerville, 13309 NE Highway 99, will donate 10% of sales on Thursday, September 22, from 12 noon to 2:00 PM and again from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, to benefit five charity partners as part of Give More 24! The charities include: The Giving Closet, Friends of the Carpenter, Bridge the Gap, Assistance League of Southwest Washington and Friends of the Children.
Stop in to enjoy some kid-friendly entertainment. Donations will be accepted all day through the Give More 24! online giving event. Donate or learn more at www.give-more-24.org.
About the five local charities:
The Giving Closet’s mission is that no one should be hungry, unclothed, or uneducated within our reach. The Giving Closet serves individuals and families from a variety of different backgrounds empowering them to claim a fresh start. The Giving Closet’s intent is to see that every person in crisis is given resources to meet their basic needs. Building upon its heritage of ministry and outreach, The Giving Closet desires to touch the lives of the hurting, homeless, and hungry. Learn more at givingcloset.org
Friends of the Carpenter was incorporated in Vancouver, WA in Oct. 1998 and began as a vision of a practical outreach of simple welcome and personal interaction between volunteers from the church and people living in poverty. Since the beginning, regular contact has been made with the homeless and poor persons of our community through woodworking events scheduled throughout the community and which, today, are held at FOTC’s Friendship Center. Our mission: Friends of the Carpenter is a non-profit, faith-based day facility that provides safety, structure and purpose for vulnerable members of our community. Learn more at friendsofthecarpenter.org.
Bridge the Gap is a community outreach program designed to enrich the lives of abused and neglected children in Clark and Skamania Counties (WA). To do this, Bridge the Gap provides resources to enhance the stability, growth and success of children in foster and adoptive care. Our vision is to “give every child a childhood”. Learn more at www.bridgethegapforkidscc.org/
The Assistance League of Southwest Washington is a nonprofit all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing programs and services to enrich and improve the quality of life in our community. Our mission is to be dedicated to ongoing support and long-term presence in the community we serve. Our focus is on local community needs and helping our volunteers realize their vision for the community.
In 1993, Friends of the Children opened its doors with three friends serving 24 children. Today, Friends of the Children — Portland has 45 Friends guiding, supporting and mentoring 400 children. Our mission is to provide our most vulnerable children a nurturing and sustained relationship with a professional mentor who teaches positive values and has attainable expectations for each child to become a healthy, productive member of the community.