Hard to believe its that time of year again!
Please take a look around and see if you have any coats or blankets or items to donate this year for the Annual Blanchet House Donation drive. Thank you SO very much everyone for making this such a great event!
Below is a little more information~
Blanchet House of Hospitality has been serving Portland since 1952. It has been located at the corner of NW 3rd & Glisan since it began. Blanchet provides food, clothing and shelter to those in need in our community. Over the fifty-eight year period, Blanchet has served over 14 million meals to the hungry. Generally, meals are served three times per day, six days a week.
Close to thirty men live in the upper floors of our current facility. Most are in some form of rehab. Blanchet House is an alcohol and drug free environment. For their room and board, the men work a six-hour shift every day in the kitchen and the eating area.
Today Blanchet serves about 800 meals per day, six days a week, for a total of close to 300,000 meals per year. It has been estimated that since its inception, Blanchet has served over 14,000,000 meals to those in need.”
*copied w/permission by BH 10-2011
December 2013 marks the 10th year that Team Red Lizard will be asking your help with our Blanchet House donation drive. This could not be the success that it has been without your help! Please, go through your closets, ask your friends, start a collection at work.. and let's make this the best year yet!
Here is a brief summary of the items they could really use this year:
· Men's Clothing- Warm Coats, sweaters, long johns, jeans, socks, new men’s underwear and boxers, socks, shoes, gloves, hats and scarves.(*Mens only).
· Toiletries- toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, soap, shampoo, combs, brushes.
· Misc. Items- bus passes, gift cards, starbucks for hot coffee, back packs, fanny packs, gym bags, reading glasses, umbrella and rain gear.
Please bring your items to one of the following:
Tuesday Night Track workouts- Coach Rick will pick up.
Peacock Lane run Monday 12/16/2013
[u]State Farm - 7850 SW Barbur Blvd - M-F 9-5 now up to 12/20/2013
PLEASE add here if you are able to host a drop off site too!
Thank you everyone!!!