THANK YOU for supporting Friends of the Children-Portland’s second Virtual Friend Raiser 2021.


For Auction item pick-ups: We will have safe, curbside pickup on Friday, May 14 from 11 am to 3 pm and Saturday, May 15 from 11 am to 4 pm.


Item Pick Up will be located at 65 NE Stanton St, in Friends of the Children-Portland's parking lot. If you purchased a planted item, we strongly encourage you to pick up the plants over the weekend as we will not guarantee staff being able to care for the plants. Staff will be wearing gloves, masks, and loading items into your car. Certificates will be handed out with the rest of your purchases on both Friday and Saturday. If unable to pick up, certificates can be mailed.


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A special thank you to Quest Foundation whose generous matching gift of $135,000 will support our life-changing program.



- 87% of Friends of the Children-Portland funding comes from individual donors, which is why Friend Raiser is so important to our program and our youth! 

- 83% of program graduates complete high school or earn a GED  


- Over 50% go on to complete at least some post-secondary education or training   


- 89% of respondents in our 2019 alumni survey felt confident advocating for themselves  




Friends of the Children-Portland’s mission is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what. We partner with Portland area schools and the foster care system to proactively select high-priority kindergarteners and provide them with 1:1 support from full-time, salaried mentors through high school graduation. Friends of the Children-Portland is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and proceeds from Friend Raiser go directly to support our mentoring program, services, and organizational operations. Your support makes our mission possible and helps us to build resiliency in our community and create lasting change for our youth.