Once upon a time, a long, long few weeks ago (or was it a decade?), we were putting the finishing touches on an exciting gala and auction for our strong community to come together and support Human Solutions by raising their paddles and purchasing auction packages, mostly donated by generous local business partners (restaurants, hotels, etc…). As you might imagine, none of this is possible now. We’re all staying home to stay healthy as best we can (while still operating our programs!), which means no fun nights out on the town with 350 friends (for now!).
We Had to Postpone Our Biggest Fundraiser of the Year
To adapt to this strange and ever-changing new landscape, we have rescheduled our gala for Spring 2021, when a return to normal social distancing and a functioning economy feels more certain. We hope you’ll join us then! In the meantime, we invite you to give now to help us raise the funds we would have raised at our postponed gala – funds we’re counting on to fuel our work this year. We need your help to meet a $25,000 matching donation from a local donor – just click here to give now – any amount helps!
Human Solutions Remains Open for Business
In “normal” times, Human Solutions’ team works passionately to help community members have the economic and housing justice we all deserve, with a focus on those who face the greatest barriers. In these most unusual times, our team is working around the clock to keep our emergency shelters up and running and to meet public health directives to practice social distancing. We’re retooling, as we know you are.
Can you help us stay strong to meet our community’s needs right now? Make a gift today – we’ll put it right to work where it is needed most.
Every one of our programs is still running, some with modifications and others with full pivots to do the more pressing work of the moment. A few examples:
- Our after-school program cannot meet in person but is supporting parents with virtual learning tools and distributing food (which is especially important withn schools out).
- Our career coaches are adding unemployment navigation to their toolbox to support those who have lost jobs in recent weeks to understand and access benefits.
- Our emergency shelters – where 200+ women and families stay every night – are tracking residents’ health and relocating folks when needed, cleaning to new standards, and still working actively with participants to find permanent housing.We are tracking and interpreting the new
- renter protections and federal assistance programs to share with residents of our 17 affordable housing communities.
The world may feel as if it has stopped, but Human Solutions hasn’t. We are standing strong for the community because the community needs us. Thank you in advance for investing in our community right now by making a donation to Human Solutions. Our initial goal is to raise $25,000 to earn a matching donation of the same amount from the generous Ed Cauduro Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.
Any amount you can contribute counts – truly. As we are seeing more and more every day, community well being rests with all of us. You can make a donation here.
THANK YOU for all you do – for Human Solutions, for your community, for our shared health and prosperity. The truth that we are interdependent couldn’t be clearer.
Andy Miller, Executive Director
PS – Your opportunity to invest in our community (and help us meet our $25,000 match) is right here. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!