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Nonprofit needs household goods

SUBMITTED PHOTO - A seasonal lull in donations has left the showroom floor at Community Warehouse nearly empty.Community Warehouse is asking area residents to donate furnishings, linens and kitchenware after connecting more than 175 local families with basic household items and furniture in the past two weeks.

Program director Erik Heise says the nonprofit organization, which partners with 180 social service agencies, schools, hospitals and faith communities, doesn’t have a single dresser, toaster, pot or pan to give to the 50-plus families who are scheduled to receive furniture this week.

“Honestly, it feels like we’re letting down our community. Clients and their case managers do so much to get here. They are excited and ready to pick out their furnishings, and when we are unable to meet their needs, it’s really hard on everyone, “ Heise says. “Summer was huge. We had a strong flow of incoming goods, but the donations ebb and flow with the seasons, and now that fall is settling in, we’re seeing a lull. We just want to do our best to take care of these families before Thanksgiving.”

Donations can be dropped off from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at two centers: 3969 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Portland or 8380 S.W. Nyberg St. in Tualatin.

For more information or to learn about pickup service, call Community Warehouse at 503-235-8786 or visit www.communitywarehouse.org.

Peachey arraigned, pretrial hearing set

Jonathan Peachey, a West Linn High School teacher arrested Sept. 29 on charges of third-degree sex abuse, first-degree official misconduct and furnishing alcohol to a minor, was arraigned Oct. 7 and is set for a pretrial hearing Nov. 18 at the Lake Oswego Municipal Court.

No plea has been entered.

Peachey, 34, taught Spanish and English Language Development at West Linn High School before being placed on administrative leave following the arrest. He also served as an advisor to the Ski Club and Link Crew.

Prior to the arrest, Lake Oswego Police were called to investigate a report that a West Linn High School teacher had been inappropriately touching male students while at a house in Lake Oswego. The investigation is ongoing, according to Lake Oswego Police Sgt. Tom Hamann.

“The detective is still investigating the case and looking into the possibilities of other victims,” Hamann said. “I don’t know that they’ve identified any, but I know they’re continuing to investigate.”

— The Review