We gathered the numbers and checked them twice and the outcome of our fifteenth Industry Holiday Open House was really REALLY nice. Yesterday we had the honor of presenting recordbreaking fundraising proceeds from last months Holiday Open House to this year’s non profit recipients, presenting each a check for $15,310.00.
It was with careful consideration that we chose this year’s recipients. Children’s Healing Art Project: CHAP, provides innovative and inclusive healing arts programs free of charge to children, teens, and families affected by pediatric illness, disability, and special needs and One Tail at a Time PDX,is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of companion animals by providing humane, individualized care and a chance to know the comforts of a loving home through advocacy, education, and support of those in need. We couldn’t be more thrilled to support these two amazing organizations this year.
“There are many great small local non profit organizations in the Portland area, “ says EPB&B President Marc Baker, “but the missions of CHAP and OTAT stood out to us this year, providing help and hope to those who are struggling. They are good people doing amazing work.”
We want to thank our twenty eight sponsors who donated so generously to the Baker Family Foundation who in turn funneled the proceeds directly into these two EPB&B selected charities, and to the hundreds of our professional partners who showed up to the event and participated in the silent auction, games, food and fun, making this the most successful Industry Open House in EPB&B history.
This event is proof that life changing things happen when a community comes together for great causes.