Beaverton Huddle sets up pantry drive

We stood up … We spoke up … We follow up

 

I mentioned in an earlier post about being part of a Beaverton Huddle.

We met for the first time Thursday, Feb. 9 as part of the Women’s March 10 actions in the first 100 days.

The idea of the Huddles all over the nation (and possibly the world) was to gather with others to define our next steps, and envision how to transform the energy we saw at Women’s Marches into local and national action.

Many things and ideas were discussed. We talked about how we were feeling. And that we want to take some sort of action. It was a really beautiful and empowering experience. An amazing way to continue our work as peaceful and loving activists.

A few things that were said during the meeting:

  • Our work isn’t done
  • We are in a space where crazy is possible
  • Any legitimate religion is about love
  • (We want) real knowledge (about certain subjects–such as redistricting)
  • We stood up … We spoke up … We follow up
  • (We want to live in a world) where kindness is seen as true strength

Friday, Feb. 17 is The … Continue reading

Helping others as 100 strong

My home address is in Portland. But my community is Beaverton, a suburb of Portland.

I recently joined a group through the Beaverton Chamber of Commerce called 100 Strong in Beaverton.

The group is still fairly new.

The idea of the group is women in business focus on giving back through charity donations and community involvement and while also creating a mentorship program within the group.

If 1oo women give $100 once a quarter then the group can raise $40,000 a year. Every quarter a different beneficiary receives the $10,000 raised.

This quarter the funds will go to the Tualatin Hills Park Foundation Champions Too.

Champions Too is an outdoor field, which will be constructed for athletes (of all ages) with physical or development disabilities.

According to the Tualatin Hills Park Foundation website, the multipurpose athletic field complex will feature side-by-side synthetic turf fields with lights, an adjoining field made of natural grass, and an overlapping baseball diamond with 90-foot basepaths.

I love this idea, reaching out to a community that has a need. And the great thing is, everyone can use it.

I attended a fundraising breakfast on Thursday. Amy Roloff, from TLC’s Little People Big World, spoke … Continue reading