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Annual Blanchet House Donation Drive

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#1 Linda



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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:44 PM

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 4thand Glisan since it began. Blanchet provides food, clothing and shelter to those in need in our community. O...ver 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.Ē

*copied w/permission by BH 10-2011

December 2011 marks the 8th 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:

∑ Menís* Clothing- Warm Coats, sweaters, long johns, jeans, socks, new menís underwear and boxers, socks, shoes, gloves, hats and scarves.(*Mens only)

∑ Items for the Blanchet House- Forks, coffee mugs, blankets, pillows, sheets, sleeping bags and monetary donations.

∑ Toiletries- toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, soap, shampoo, combs, toilet paper, 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:

TRL group runs during the week of 12/12-12/16.
I will update a contact person for each day of the week. Please let me know if you would be willing to be that person at any of the group runs.

Peacock Lane run 12/16/2011
Peacock Lane

LA Fitness on Hwy 224 12/12 & 12/14 5:30p -6:30pm
LA Fitness

State Farm - 7850 SW Barbur Blvd - M-F 9-5 now up to 12/16/2011
My link

Thank you everyone!!!

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