Trillium Family Services is so grateful for the generosity and compassion of our community members and we would like to take a few moments to share with you all the wonderful things that happened over this past month.

December was a month of encouragement in large part due to the many who chose to do something special for our clients. We gratefully received the Oregon Symphony who came to perform for us as well as welcoming Therapy Dog team visits. We also received donations so that we could offer cookie decorating and gingerbread house making. This was truly a fun activity that brightened the day for many in our care.

Each year we ask the clients in our care what they would like as a gift and then we record these requests on Wish Tags. Over 60 businesses in both our Metro and Mid-Willamette Valley campuses signed up to accept wish tags from the clients utilizing our treatment services. Items such as; DVD’s, art supplies, sports equipment, games, shoes, books, and clothing are frequently requested. Employees and customers from the businesses who participate in this activity amazingly fulfilled every request! I often am contacted by an individual or business about some of our client requests because they want to get exactly what they asked for. (Have you ever heard of a Worry Doll? I hadn’t either until it was requested!) We are just blown away by how deeply our community cares about these kids in making sure every need is met. Thank you doesn’t convey how incredibly grateful we are for your participation and help.

We want to give a shout out to the following groups for putting up wish tags this year!

Portland Metro Region:

Verde Cocina

Bank of America Tualatin/Sherwood

Bank of America SE Milwaukie

Bank of America SW 116th

Bank of America NW Bethany Blvd

Bank of America NW 21st Ave

Bank of America SW Allen Blvd.

Bank of America SW Pacific Hwy

Bank of America Lake Oswego

Bank of America Lloyd Center

Bank of America Capital Hwy

Bank of America NE Sandy

Bank of America Hillsdale

Celestica

Cheerful Bullpen

Cheerful Tortoise

Fallbrook Farms

Geffen Mesher & Co.

Hopworks Urban Brewery

Portland Community College

Kroger Co.

Moss Adams

Omnicare

In Memory of Steve Hoagland – Group of neighbors and friends

Providence Health & Services

Coca Cola

1st United Uniterian Church

Delta Xi

Foresters Financial

Umpqua Bank SE 93rd

First Tech Credit Union

 

Mid-Willamette Valley Region:

Key Bank Corvallis

LBCC Benton Center

Holiday Regent Retirement

Spaeth Lumber Co.

The Greater Corvallis Rotary

Timberhill Dental

2 Towns Cider House

Umpqua Bank Corvallis

Winco Corvallis

Rotary

4 Spirits Distillery

Hubcity Graphics

Curtis Clark Dentist Corvallis

Costco

Market of Choice Corvallis

Spaghetti Factory Corvallis

Willamette Dental Corvallis

Juniper Salon

Keller Williams Willamette Valley

Corvallis Country Club

Marriott Corvallis

Corvallis Clinic Albany

G3 Health Corvallis

Restyle Albany

Restyle Corvallis

Becky for Health

Project Foster Kids

**Apologies to any businesses we may have missed when this went to print.

Each year we offer our Adopt-A-Family program which allows individuals and groups to support a specific family in our Therapeutic Outpatient Program. For some of these families, the option to purchase toys and clothes is just not possible. (deleted this sentence)We were excited to be able to expand this program this year to include the Mid-Willamette Valley region.

With the support of both communities, over 30 families were able to be adopted this year and matched with donors who wanted to help. Entire families were able to receive new items, including gift cards to the grocery store, new bedding and clothing, toys for the clients we work with AND their siblings. In most cases even parents received items. This program truly helps support families who are struggling to make ends meet or who may be experiencing major crisis. The families are always so grateful and touched by the support of strangers who simply want them to have a special holiday.

We’d like to extend a special thank you to those who donated so much to these families in need:

Standard Insurance

Wedell family

Postal Prescriptions Services

Mary Halsey Guild

Jane Abraham Guild

Info Group NW

Konell Construction

Trillium Family Service Board Members

Courtney Hermann

Foresters Financial

In addition to the Holiday Giving Tree and Adopt-A-Family programs, Trillium was lucky to be selected by two local news stations in the Metro area to be recipients of their toy drives. Items like bikes, art kits, basketballs, and toys helped tremendously by filling in for any last-minute gift needs. Big thank you to the teams and donors of 2018’s KGW Great Toy Drive and KPTV12 Les Schwab Toy Drive for helping bring so much joy to the kids this year (Albany Oregon Les Schwab also donated items). We were able to replenish campus items that are frequently used by the kids during treatment activities, as well as help individual kids who admit closer to the actual holiday and would not have had an opportunity to create a wish list.

For those who donated items and took time out of their own busy schedules, we want you to know that the children and families are so appreciative of the outpouring of support by the community and they wish to say THANK YOU to each of you who contributed this year. Our staff echo this sentiment as well. It is amazing to see our communities come together to help create happy memories for the kids at Trillium Family Services.

We appreciate our supportive community so much!

*If you want to participate in 2019’s Holiday Giving opportunities, please contact Shanin at SEngman@TrilliumFamily.org (Portland Metro) or Kierra at KWoekel@TrilliumFamily.org (Mid-Willamette Valley) and we’ll get you on the contact list!

Check out a few photos from both locations:

 

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