Author Archives: Dennise Kowalczyk

Volunteer Spotlight: Charity Adams

Our board members dedicate hours of volunteer time to lead our organization. Charity Adams – Portland Real Estate joined the Kinship House board over two years ago in February 2015. In her role as a board member, she sits on … Continue reading

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Children’s Book Creators Join Forces to Provide High-Quality Books to Two Worthy Organizations

Members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators have joined forces as part of the organization’s SCBWI Books For Readers book drive to collect, curate, and donate new books that they have created to two worthy organizations. Chosen … Continue reading

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Farewell, Heather!

Heather Jefferis has announced her resignation as executive director of Kinship House, effective October 13. Heather has spent the past seven years successfully leading our organization by growing it from 9 to 25 employees, strengthening our work with community partners, … Continue reading

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Light the way for foster children!

October 26, 2017 – The Exchange Ballroom 6 pm to 7 pm Thanks to everyone who has already purchased their tickets for our Light the Way auction taking place on October 26. We are excited to enjoy an evening of … Continue reading

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Community Collaborator: Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods

The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) was founded in 1975 as an independent nonprofit organization comprised of 11 neighborhoods in inner North and Northeast Portland: Alameda, Boise, Concordia, Eliot, Humboldt, Irvington, King, Sabin, Sullivan’s Gulch, Vernon, and Woodlawn. NECN’s mission is … Continue reading

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Wanted: Scrapbook Supplies

Kinship House is looking for donations for the following that will aid in our important work in caring for foster children who come to us for care. Creating a scrap book helps foster children share parts of their stories and … Continue reading

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Foster Kid Hero: Elizabeth Sutherland

I met Liz Sutherland in the Twitterverse, as I recall.  She liked one of our tweets and I reached out to her to learn more about her work in the world.  I learned a bit from reading her website,  No … Continue reading

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Community Collaborator: Deacon Construction

Kinship House is thrilled to announce a special ‘thank you’ for a new community collaborator:  Deacon Construction. The employees of Deacon rallied these past few weeks and it resulted in a donation of 80 winter coats and a tub of … Continue reading

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Wills, Trusts, and Other Gifts

When you give to Kinship House, you ensure that some of the most vulnerable children in Oregon received the care they need as they seek a forever home. There are approximately 3000 children in foster care in the tri-county area … Continue reading

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Sojourn Ventures

We are excited to share that we will be offering two trips up for bid during the live auction at our Light the Way gala on October 26! Both spectacular destinations are presented by Sojourn Ventures and are stunning. CASA BACCO … Continue reading

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