Author Archives: Dennise Kowalczyk

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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Community Collaborator: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Kinship House is pleased to announce that we have been selected as this year’s beneficiary of the annual book donation presented by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)! The SCBWI is one of the largest existing organizations … Continue reading

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Community Collaborator: The Walters Family Foundation

Glenn and Viola Walters worked together to construct and operate the Glenn Walters Nursery, one of the largest plant farms in the State of Oregon. Thanks to their hard work, they became the most successful nursery in the state and … Continue reading

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Community Partner: Bridge Meadows

Bridge Meadows promotes health and well-being across three generations by providing permanent, adoptive homes for youth in foster care, supporting adoptive parents with resources and guidance, and helping elders retain meaning and purpose in their daily lives through a positive … Continue reading

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