Volunteers of the Year, 2016
We are pleased to announce our Volunteers of the Year for 2016.
Page Sanders and Ashley Garber responded to the needs they saw among the women we serve and founded the Portland Panty Project. Over the past year, the PPP has raised several thousand dollars and also secured in-kind donations to provide our women guests with new undergarments. The PPP distributes at our Downtown and SE Centers each month.
Troy Ennis wins the award for "Barista Extraordinaire." When our previous downtown coffee-server retired after many years of good service, Troy immediately stepped up to fill the position. Every night the Downtown Center is open, Troy is faithfully there, setting up, serving, washing cups, and cleaning up.
Trevor Debord has served at our SE Hospitality Center for several years. The SE Center would be nothing without its meals, and Trevor can be found dependably in the kitchen preparing the food for the many hungry souls we serve there.
Theresa Swett has faithfully organized members of her congregation at Revolution Church to serve regularly at our Mobile Hospiltality Center. Theresa also brings her enthusiasm to the Christmas Party and the several Boutique Nights we're held at our SE Hospitality Center.
Congratulations to them all!
Students: Interested in Interning at Nightwatch?
Would you like some valuable social service/nonprofit experience to add to your resume? Consider interning with internshipNightwatch for 8-10 hours/week for the next academic year.
What can we provide? In addition to that experience, we make you part of the team, valuing your input and creativity. If we ask you to do scut work, it's only the same scut work that the rest of the staff also does. (Note that our Assistant Director, Mikaila Smith, first came to us as an intern, and the Portland Panty Project was brought to birth by our current intern, Ashley Garber.)
Walk for NAMI
Help our partner NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) make a statement that mental health matters! No one should be discriminated against because of a mental illness, or be afraid to ask for help. Funds raised help support NAMI programs, which are offered at no costs to participants.
Join NAMI on its 14th Annual NAMIWalks Northwest event! It will be held on Sunday, May 15 on the Eastbank Esplanade in Portland, with registration beginning at noon and the walk itself starting at 1 p.m. The goal: $250,000!