Laurelwood Center Community Investment Funds

Part of the agreement between the City of Portland and Multnomah County when siting the Laurelwood Center was the allocation of Community Investment Funds to support integrating our new neighbors into our community. The Steering Committee has been working with the City and the County to identify the best use(s) of the $100,000 fund. The City and County government representatives have issued these two proposed uses and are seeking the community’s input.

Please take this survey and provide your feedback on how the Community Investment Funds should be allocated.

The polling has been closed. We discussed the result in our March meeting and are submitting to the steering committee a preference for Proposal A but with adjusting half of the funds away from the Summer Block Party and the Mural Project to increase the Community Kitchen Fund and spread its use of 3 years instead of 2.
What other ideas do you have that are NOT represented above in the two proposals?
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Thanksgiving Meal for Shelters

We need your help! Wouldn’t you like to give back to your community some of the bounty the you have in your life?

Photo credit: FoPo Run Club (Twitter)

Here is a fantastic opportunity. Come help our neighbors in the Laurelwood Center and Lilac Meadows enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal. See the page below for details.

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Welcoming Lilac Meadows with Meals

We previously let you know about the family shelter, Lilac Meadows, that is opening at the Briarwood Motel on Powell. The Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association is forming a group to provide and serve meals to the families that will be staying at the shelter. We are hoping to start with once a month and work up from there.

Be a Welcoming Neighbor and Help Us Out!

If you’d like to get involved, please send an email to Jessica.  There were a lot of interested folks at our July meeting.  Unfortunately, the sign-up sheet to get involved never made it back to us, so please express your interest again!  Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you SO MUCH for your help and support.

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