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Nightwatch Could Use Some Daytime Help

Nightwatch has no support staff. All of our personnel positions is defined by important organizational and supervisory responsibilities, and up to now, each staffer has had to assume his/her own correlative administrative duties.

This arrangement worked fine while Nightwatch remained small-scale. But with 5 sites now in operation, a budget that has daytime help wantedgrown substantially, and more clamoring for our services, our staff, while trying to be responsive, is being increasingly bogged down in mundane tasks, blunting its effectiveness. It's hard to write grant proposals when time is spent waiting in line at the post office!

So while "volunteer" in the past has typically meant someone who works in the evening at our Hospitality Centers, we could certainly use some daytime volunteers to help in some support tasks.

Do you have some daytime availability? What we could particularly use now are volunteers who can help us with clerical tasks (data entry, errand-running, correspondence, etc.), and handyman work (to fix little things that break, particularly on the Mobile Hospitality Center).

If you're interested in learning more, let us know. Give us a call at 503-220-0438, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Find Your Way to "Find Your Way"

Back in August, our Downtown Hospitality find your way posterCenter was a venue for the Portland Film Festival, where our guests were treated to a special screening of a “Find Your Way,” a documentary on street musicians.

“Find Your Way,” by Brian Nunes, is now available to the public. It can be rented or purchased on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

Click here to watch a trailer for the film.

Stalking Stocking Support

Our Christmas Party at the Downtown Hospitality Center is set for Friday, December 19. It will be held at our SE Hospitality Center the following day, Saturday, December 20.

At both parties, Christmas stockings are distributed to our guests. The stockings are stuffed with christmas stockingspractical things: soaps, shampoos, razors, lotions, sewing kits, lip balm, a knit cap, and gloves. And just for fun (because Christmas should be fun, too), each set of stockings carries a deck of playing cards. Even the stockings are practical--rather than being the decorative types you might hang over a fireplace, they are honest-to-goodness socks, so that once they are emptied, they can be worn.

This past week, in order to have enough items to stuff 200 stockings, we ordered $1000 worth of materials. It was $1000 we don't have.

But we have faith in others who want our guests to have a good Christmas. Do the math, and you'll know that each set of stuffed stockings costs $5. For $5, you could be a provider of Christmas stockings to one of our guests.

How many sets would you like to donate?

Need for Socks and Blankets

You've felt the chill in the night air. The blanketsseasons are changing.

Imagine sleeping outside. Imagine how difficult that would be especially without a blanket. Yet we are without blankets to give.

What's more, our supply of socks has socksdwindled so that we'll likely hand out our last pair this weekend. (We hand out about 50 pairs each week.)

We'd appreciate any donations made in this direction. You can donate blankets and socks directly to us. Or you can contribute to our "Blankets/Socks Fund" so we can order them in bulk. (We can order blankets for about $10/each and socks for $0.60/pair.)

Only a little investment can make someone else's life so much better.