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Volunteer Spotlight: Elizabeth Maxon

Kinship House is blessed with the incredible volunteer support of community ranging from monthly clean-up of our facility to helping out at our events to providing much-need administrative support. Elizabeth Maxon is one of the amazing community members who supports … Continue reading

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Pen a Friend

Pen A Friend, Inc. provides a free service of setting up pen pal friendships for youth in in foster care. At Pen A Friend, Inc., they understand that the circumstances of foster care can sometimes be difficult on a child. … Continue reading

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Multnomah County Resources for LGBTQ Youth & Allies

Here in Portland, we are fortunate to have many organizations who create safe spaces for LGBTQ youth and their families, as well as provide learning resources, support groups, and databases for those seeking LGBTQ-friendly providers of all kinds. Nationally, many … Continue reading

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Kinship House Hero: Aaron Taylor

Last year, Kinship House received a generous gift of $10,000 to use for our general operations.  It was a surprise donation from Aaron Taylor from Washington State who sent us the gift to support foster and adopted children with learning … Continue reading

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Community Partner: Rose City Mortgage

When Percy Wise and his partner moved to Portland from the Bay Area in the early 2000’s they didn’t come alone. They also brought their 5-year nephew, for whom they were recently serving as kinship guardians. Moving to Portland allowed … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jamie Kilberg

Our board members dedicate hours of volunteer time to lead our organization. Jamie Kilberg of Kauffman Kilberg LLC joined the Kinship House board almost six years ago in February 2012. In his role as a board member, he serves as … Continue reading

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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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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Ngan

Our board members dedicate hours of volunteer time to lead our organization. Debbie Ngan of US Bank joined the Kinship House board over three years ago in March 2014. In her role as a board member, she serves as our Board Treasurer, … Continue reading

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