JLP CAREs 2014

The Junior League of Portland’s 5th annual JLP CAREs, a unique volunteer-a-thon event combining fund development with community service, will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014.



At JLP CAREs (Community Action and Revitalization Event), JLP members participate in a volunteer-a-thon to raise funds to advance their mission of promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community, while also completing half-day projects to enhance the services and facilities of essential Portland community organizations. JLP CAREs is the signature fundraising event for JLP, with all funds going directly to the general fund. 

Volunteers for JLP CAREs

In addition to the volunteer-a-thon during the day, JLP will host a fun and festive evening event - the Harvest Soirée and Silent Action at The Jupiter Hotel.

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Our 2014 goal is to activate over 120 volunteers to participate in JLP CAREs volunteer-a-thon and raise $25,000 for the League and its programs. 

Following are the eight community organizations JLP members will be volunteering with this year. League members will be making a difference by helping with gardening and landscaping; painting; cooking and making freezer meals; assembling reading and educational kits; cleaning and more at each of these  community non-profits. These projects will positively impact the lives of 7,500 children and families in the Portland area. 

For more information about JLP CAREs, please contact JLPCAREs@juniorleagueofportland.org

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Raphael House

Founded in 1977, Raphael House of Portland is a multi-faceted domestic violence agency dedicated to fighting the causes and effects of intimate partner violence in a variety of ways. We offer emergency shelter in a confidential location, a 24-hour in-house crisis line, transitional housing and advocacy programs, non-residential advocacy in partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, and also work to bring an end to violence through community outreach and education.


Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies 

Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies is a non-profit, pediatric occupational and physical therapy clinic dedicated to providing all children and young adults with high-quality services in a family-centered and fun atmosphere. For over 25 years, it has been providing the latest in clinically proven treatment techniques allowing each chold to reach his or her own unique potential.


The Shadow Project

The Shadow Project partners with special education teachers to help close the achievement gap for students with complex learning challenges. Just as wheelchair ramps foster independence for persons with physical disabilities, The Shadow Project helps make learning accessible for boys and girls whose invisible disabilities include dyslexia, ADHD, autism and communications disorders. They serve 28 Portland-area schools, providing life-changing classroom enrichment that annually helps 1,350 struggling students reach goals and turn I can’t into I can! 



CODA’s mission is to significantly reduce mental health, alcohol and drug problems and their social, health, and behavioral consequences through use of evidence-based practices, partnerships with other social and health care providers and advocacy for effective public policy. Today 47% of patients admitted into CODA programs are women, 40-80% (varies by program) of whom are actively partnering or working to reunite with their children. In each case, family needs are an integral component of treatment planning and may include family therapy and/or referral for child-specific services to address children’s unique needs. 


Peninsula Children's Learning Center

For nearly 40 years, Peninsula Children’s Center has fulfilled its mission of providing high-quality, affordable childcare and education and family support programs that contribute to the vitality of North and Northeast Portland. Peninsula provides comprehensive early childhood care and education services designed to promote the cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic and motor development of children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. 


Albertina Kerr

Albertina Kerr provides a wide range of services for children with development disabilities and mental health challenges as well as support for their families.  Kerr’s programs are unique in Oregon, providing intensive intervention and psychiatric treatment for toddlers, young children and teenagers from early childhood to 18.  Many of these children are struggling to function at home, at school or in the community.   Kerr provides treatment and skills training geared toward reuniting children with their families when possible and creating new potential for a healthy, productive life for each child.  Albertina Kerr also provides a wide range of services designed to support adults with developmental disabilities.  The people Kerr serves have mental and physical disabilities resulting in impairments to daily functioning and including diagnoses such as Down Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and epilepsy.  They receive care, skills training and support for community involvement in their homes, in the community and group home.


New City Initiative

New City Initiative’s mission is to engage faith communities to end the cycle of homelessness by building supportive relationships.   It partnered with UpstARTpdx to continue its work as a social enterprise that supports women at risk of homelessness, sexual violence and exploitation through creative, income-generating opportunities, while promoting upcycling and environmental awareness.


Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families who must travel for their children to receive medical care.  The House provides a private room for each family, along with kitchen facilities, activities, support from staff and the chance to meet other families who understand what one another is going through.  Volunteers do everything from providing meals and fresh baked treats to helping with laundry and putting on arts & craft nights.