Gorge Roller Girls Partner With The Next Door

Roller_girls_pic_BW_t670Once again, Gorge Roller Girls is bringing roller derby to Hood River Valley High School. As charity partners, we will be bringing some of our program participants as VIP guests.

It will be a great night of fun action! Get your tickets today–last time it sold out.

Socks for Foster Kids? Okay!

Colorful Keen SocksWould you like to get into the holiday spirit by doing a good deed? We’ve got an idea for you:
Here’s the deal: when you buy a pair of Keen shoes or boots at Footwise Hood River, they’ll give you a FREE pair of Keens socks AND donate a pair of Keen socks to our foster kids at The Next Door. We’re going to put them in their holiday gifts. It’s win-win-win!

November 9-25 only.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2012

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia GorgeHood River, OR – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge (BBBS) holds its largest annual community-based fundraiser this Saturday, March 10 at Orchard Lanes in Hood River. This year’s event features title sponsors NW Natural and Hood River Garbage Service, and more than 250 community members, businesses and agencies in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters and the children they serve in our communities!

 “The bowling is a bonus for the hard work teams put in to raising funds for the program,” according to Tim Sweeney, of Hood River Construction and BBBS’s Advisory Board. “It’s a lot of fun and a great way to support a program that makes a real difference for local kids!”

BBBS matches children with a caring, screened and trained volunteer who acts as a role model, providing friendship, guidance and support. Currently, the program supports more than 80 matches in Hood River, Wasco and Klickitat counties. It’s not too late to contribute. You can make a difference by going to www.nextdoorinc.org and clicking DONATE NOW.

 BBBS is powered by the financial support of numerous individuals and businesses in our Columbia Gorge communities. For more information about donating to Bowl for Kids’ Sake or to get involved in the program, please contact Kristin Reese at 541-436-0305 or at bbbs@nextdoorinc.org. 

Leos Recycle to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters

Hood River, OR – On Saturday, March 3rd,  Hood River Leos will be recycling your cans and bottles to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge (BBBS). From 9AM to 1PM, the Leos will accept all redeemable bottles and cans at the Rosauers parking lot next to the Lions’ paper recycling trailer. The funds will support Leos’ bowling teams at Bowl for Kids’ Sake, BBBS’ largest annual fundraiser presented by NW Natural and The Dalles Disposal/Hood River Garbage Service on Saturday, March 10th at Orchard Lanes.

“Big Brothers Big Sisters is a great cause,” said Claire Rawson, Leos’ President. “Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a great fun way to support local kids reaching their full potential.” Hood River Leos also support Big Brothers Big Sisters throughout the summer with the proceeds from concessions sales at Movies in the Park.

Currently, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge has 84 boys and girls matched with caring, carefully screened, and trained volunteer mentors – but there are more than 20 children waiting for a Big of their own. You can help by delivering your recyclable cans and bottles to the Leos this Saturday, March 3rd between 9AM and 1PM. The funds raised will help support existing matches and enable BBBS to match additional youth in Wasco, Hood River and Klickitat County with an amazing Big Brother or Big Sister.

Springhouse Cellar Benefit Concert Helps Klahre House

On Saturday, July 31 Springhouse Cellar will host a benefit for five local non-profit organizations focused around education and sustainability. This event features live music, local beer and wine, local food snacks, and dancing!

Live music: Garett Brennan & the Great Salt Licks and Nathaniel Talbot

— Local beer & wine
— Local food snacks
— Dancin’ & good times

100% of proceeds benefit the Gorge e4 Collaborative: the convergence of 5 organizations working to cultivate the long term sustainability of the Gorge through ecology, equity, economy, and education:

– Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute
– Columbia Gorge Earth Center
– Gorge Grown Food Network
– Hood River Valley Residents’ Committee
– Klahre House, a program of The Next Door

Date: July 31, 2010
: 7 PM
: The Ruins at Springhouse Cellar, Hood River, OR

 Tickets are available for advance purchase at Springhouse Cellar or Waucoma Books. More event details are available at http://www.cgec.org

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