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The p:ear Giving Tree

Posted 06 November 2018

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We're thrilled to host our annual Giving Tree for p:ear, a fantastic non-profit whose mission is to provide mentoring services to Portland’s homeless and parent-less young people for over 15 years.

Every winter, our youth are looking for basic needs such as socks, backpacks, bus tickets, gift cards, art supplies, and other items that are around $25. The Giving Tree helps us supply our youth with essential items they need throughout the year.

How does it work? Simply choose an ornament from our Giving Tree hosted in our lobby and return it with the gift item listed on the back for a client at p:ear by December 22nd. Gifts should be unwrapped and new or gently used.

Gift examples:

  • Knitting/crochet needles
  • 35mm black & white film
  • Movie tickets
  • Journals and gel pens
  • Acrylic paint
  • Hair dryer
  • Colored duct tape
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Matching gloves & hat
  • Backpack
  • Tri-met tickets
  • AA and AAA batteries
  • Beeswax
  • Gift certificates for: Fred Meyer, Ross, Payless Shoes, Apple Music, TruValue, Powell's, Art Media, Michael's, or Rite-Aid.

About p:ear

Founded in 2002, p:ear has provided invaluable mentoring services to Portland’s homeless and parent-less young people for over 15 years. p:ear’s mission is to builds positive relationships with 15-25 year old homeless and transitional youth through education, arts, and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Each year, p:ear serves roughly 800 homeless young people. Currently, we see 55 youth per day. p:ear was created from a vision of compassion. We believe that each youth deserves to empower themselves and to develop a positive self-identity that encompasses a sense of self-worth and a capacity for risk, growth, change. pearmentor.org

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