New about area fundraisers and volunteer opportunities
• Open house, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Union Gospel Mission's LifeChange Center, 3 N.W. Third Ave.; visit www.ugmportland.org, or call 503-274-4483 for information.
• Powerhouse Mentoring Program, training 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday for volunteer mentors to work one-on-one with teens in foster care for 10 hours per month for a year with the support of a program coordinator and mentor supervisor; registration required, call 503-234-8757, ext. 24, or visit www.powerhouseprogram.org.
• Oregonians receiving a tax refund can donate all or part of it to the Oregon Humane Society by entering '10' in Box 60a of Form 40 (or Box 30a if using Form 40s) and designating an amount as part of the humane society's fifth year in the Charitable Check-off Program. Donations go toward animal adoptions, investigation of animal cruelty complaints and pet food. Visit www.oregonhumane.org.
RESULTS ARE IN
• Portland's All-Classical radio station (89.9 FM) raised $267,000 during its 10-day Family Matters Membership Drive, with more than 2,400 donors participating. Visit www.allclassical.org.
• Donate Life Northwest (formerly Oregon Donor Program) has received the following grants to help launch a statewide electronic organ and tissue donor registry next month: Collins Foundation, $50,000; Ann and Bill Swindells Charitable Trust, $50,000; Henry L. Hillman Jr. Foundation, $15,000; Vancouver Rotary Foundation, $10,000; Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, $5,000; Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust, $5,000; Wessinger Foundation, $5,000; Jackson Foundation, $2,500. The nonprofit educates the public throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington about the need for organ and tissue donors. The new registry will serve as first-person consent for donation, provide donation agencies with a formalized consent process, and serve as a central location for donation information.
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