Facilities have giving trees with tags specifying needed items such as toys, gift cards and clothing

In a show of community support during the holiday season, the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District will collect gift donations for the St. Mary’s Home for Boys, selected families within the district and the Oregon Food Bank.

Running from this week through Dec. 20, the district's 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. Donated gifts, which should be new and unwrapped, will be distributed to residents of St. Mary’s, located at 16535 S.W. Tualatin Valley Highway, as well as families living within district boundaries.

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.

“The need in our community is substantial,” said Doug Menke, the district's general manager. “We invite our patrons to join with our employees to provide those in need with a happier holiday.”

THPRD will also collect non-perishable food donations for the Oregon Food Bank-Washington County, in Beaverton.

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: 15655 S.W. Millikan Way

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

• THPRD Administration Office: 15707 S.W. Walker Road

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

For more information, visit or call 503-645-6433.

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