Registration Opens: April 7, 2021
Silent Auction Opens: May 6, 2021
Virtual Friend Raiser Livestreamed Program with Live Auction: May 13, from 7-8 pm
Join us for Friends of the Children-Portland’s second Virtual Friend Raiser 2021. While we all wish we could gather underneath the Big Tent, we are so excited to gather virtually to celebrate the resilient youth in our community. Join our beloved host, Dave Salesky for an evening of friendship and philanthropy.
Admission is free. Celebrate with us at home by purchasing a delightful food and beverage package! Pre-function packages and experiences will be available for pre-order in April.
GIVE BACK WHILE DINING IN!
Order take-out from our supporters for the live stream event.
A special thank you to Quest Foundation whose generous matching gift of $135,000 will support our life changing program.
DID YOU KNOW?
- 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
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.