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TODAY

Ninth annual matching grant gift challenge for Sisters of the Road Cafe. Through December, a pool of donors will match 50 cents on every dollar of contributions that the restaurant raises. The goal is to raise $100,000 through individual donations for a total of $150,000 to help homeless and low-income residents. Mail donations to Sisters of the Road Cafe Inc., 133 N.W. Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97209, or drop them off at participating businesses. Call 503-222-5694.

Adopt an animal fund-raiser to support Oregon Zoo's Future for Wildlife conservation efforts and environmental education. For $25, get a personalized certificate, animal fact sheet and one-year subscription to the zoo's newsletter; a photo and behind-the-scenes group tour are added for a $55 contribution. Call 503-220-2493.

Gift cards to support Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital, designed by the hospital's patients, available at Our Children's Store, Northeast 12th Avenue and Weidler Street, near Lloyd Center, or by calling 503-413-2786.

Community Cycling Center needs donations to cover parts and bike mechanics' time repairing donated bicycles to be given to needy children. Staff and volunteers will continue collecting and repairing bikes for post-Christmas giveaway event Jan. 20. Call 503-546-8864.

SATURDAY

Mindful Gifts Bazaar, fund-raiser for dozens of arts, environmental and relief nonprofit groups, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bridgeport United Church of Christ, 621 N.E. 76th Ave. Call 503-258-0992.

Second annual holiday music festival benefiting Salvation Army West Women's & Children's Shelter, sponsored by Salvation Army, noon to 5 p.m., the Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave., suggested donation $10. Call 503-731-0150.

TUESDAY

Hams for the Holiday, sponsored by African American Chamber of Commerce, Safeway and Hormel Foods, groups and businesses giving 900 hams to single mothers and senior citizens (single mothers must bring proof of public assistance or court order for child support), 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 7739 N.E. 21st Ave. Call 503-796-8667.

THURSDAY

Second Annual Great Holiday Food Drive, 12-hour food drive to fill 32 food barrels for the Oregon Food Bank, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., barrels placed at various locations listed at www.Food-Drive.com, includes food, music, visit from Santa Claus and drawings at main drop site, West Linn Thriftway, 5639 N.E. Hood St., West Linn. Call 503-656-3875.