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Park district accepts donations for holiday giving

Gifts to benefit St. Mary's Home for Boys and Oregon Food Bank


The Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District supports the local community this holiday season by collecting donations for St. Mary’s Home for Boys, 16535 S.W. Tualatin Valley Highway, selected families within the district and the Oregon Food Bank.

From Tuesday, Dec. 2, through Saturday, Dec. 20, park district centers and administrative facilities will each have a giving tree with tags specifying items in need, ranging from toys and clothing to gift cards for gas or utility assistance. Gifts will be distributed to residents of St. Mary’s as well as families living within THPRD boundaries.

The families were chosen with help from the Christmas Family Adoption Foundation, the Good Neighbor Center and Innovative Housing. St. Mary’s staff have identified specific needs of boys who live at the facility.

Donated items should be new and unwrapped.

“The need in our community is substantial,” said park district General Manager Doug Menke. “We invite our patrons to join with our employees to provide those in need with a happier holiday.”

The park district will also collect non-perishable food donations for the Oregon Food Bank-Washington County in Beaverton. Admission to any park district drop-in program will be waived this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, with a donation of two non-perishable food items.

Examples of drop-in activities include open swim, lap swim, family swim, pickup basketball and volleyball, cardio rooms and weight rooms.

Donations will be accepted at the following park district locations:

• Aloha Swim Center, 18650 S.W. Kinnaman Road, Aloha

• Beaverton Swim Center, 12850 S.W. Third St.

• Cedar Hills Recreation Center, 11640 S.W. Park Way

• Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center, 9995 S.W. 125th Ave.

• Elsie Stuhr Center, 5550 S.W. Hall Blvd.

• Garden Home Recreation Center, 7475 S.W. Oleson Road

• Harman Swim Center, 7300 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road

• Sunset Swim Center, 13707 N.W. Science Park Drive

• Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center, 15707 S.W. Walker Road

• Tualatin Hills Athletic Center, 50 N.W. 158th Ave.

• Tualatin Hills Nature Park Interpretive Center (no drop-in programs), 15655 S.W. Millikan Way

• Tualatin Hills Tennis Center, 15707 S.W. Walker Road

• THPRD Administration Office (no drop-in programs), 15707 S.W. Walker Road

• Fanno Creek Service Center, 6220 S.W. 112th Ave.

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