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Two Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season!

Posted by Allyson Walters | 13 November 2014

Support less fortunate families during the holiday season with two giving opportunities!

p:ear Giving Tree

p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Each year our programs serve almost 900 homeless and transitional young people ages 15 to 24.  We've happily hosted the p:ear Giving Tree in our lobby for the past several seasons.  In fact, last season PCS patrons & staff donated nearly $1000 in materials!

How it Works:

  • Select a pear ornament from our giving tree in the Main Lobby.
  • Purchase the gift noted on the back of the ornament.
  • Return the gift, unwrapped, to p:ear at 338 NW 6th Ave.  Call 503.228.6677 to arrange the drop-off.
  • Consider placing the unwrapped gift in a small backpack.
  • If dropping off at p:ear is inconvenient, bring the gift with you to the theater and PCS staff will make sure it gets delivered.


If you'd like to take care of your p:ear gift before coming to the theater, here are some commonly requested items from p:ear clients: First aid supplies/kits,  Bus tickets, Spiral notebooks/journals, Backpacks,  Acrylic paints,  Scissors, glues, glitters, Functional rain pants, jackets, shells (new or used), and Cycling gloves. Gift certificates for: Michael’s, Dick Blick,  Rite-Aid, Whole Foods, Fred Meyer, True Value Hardware, Office Depot, Powell's Books, Trade up Music, Musicans Friend.com, Guitar Center,  REI and Sellwood Cycles.

For a full list of gifts needed please visit p:ear


KGW Great Toy Drive

For more than 30 years, the KGW Great Toy Drive has provided hundreds of thousands of toys to our community’s less fortunate families in Oregon and Southwest Washington
. Toys are distributed with the help of more than 100 local nonprofit organizations and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. The toy drive takes place November 13 - December 15; items can be dropped of at many locations including PCS.  For a full list of drop off locations please visit KGW

Suggestions on items to place in the collection bins:

  • New, unwrapped toys for children up to the age of 17
  • Books for children and young adults (new or gently-used)
  • Stuffed Animals        
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