Oregon Food Bank – In 2017, the Helping Hands Committee will be organizing quarterly volunteer events with the Oregon Food Bank. Our volunteers help with the repackaging of perishable food at the local food distribution center. The first quarter event was a success as our volunteers helped to repackage 9,576 lbs of perishable food that helped to make 7,980 meals.
SOLVE –Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism is a non-profit organization that helps to restore Oregon’s natural spaces. The Helping Hands Committee will be coordinating an event for the Summer of 2017 to volunteer with this local organization.
KIVA – Quiktrak’s initial loan made to Kiva of $475 continues to provide opportunities for others. To date, the initial loan has resulted in 85 loans for a total of $2,975. Our funds have provided loans to 43 different countries and we continue to re-invest the original amount as loans are paid back.