Love Project: Honoring young artists
Wednesday morning, March 31, a fleet of charitably-minded folks made their way across Gresham delivering Easter baskets to youth artists.
Helmed by Gresham Ford, a team of Gresham police officers, Jason Hattrick with Kindness 911 and the Easter Bunny all came together for the latest Love Project effort — a series of monthly events throughout 2021 that utilize community nominations and submissions to find those who "deserve a little love." Each month has a different theme.
In March, it was a coloring contest for local children to show off their artistic chops. The Easter Egg Coloring Contest was for children under age 12, and winners were selected from different age brackets. The 10 winners received baskets filled with gift cards to local businesses, a Gresham Ford teddy bear, chocolates, and other treats.
All of the coloring participants — 48 in total — also received a $5 Frenzi Frozen Yogurt gift card.
To view all the drawings, bit.ly/39wl0sY
For the month of April, the Gresham Ford Love Project is offering a chance to win some help getting your yard in shape after a crazy winter.
Community members can enter for a chance to be one of four winners to receive up to $500 in yard clean-up services or junk removal. All winners will also receive a free oil change from Gresham Ford.
Enter online at cli.re/Spring-Clean-Up
A year of love:
Themes for The Love Project change every month in an attempt to get a wide-range of support for community members, businesses and nonprofit organizations.
- Love your Mother, nominations April 25 to May 25
- June: Love your Dad, nominations May 26 to June 23
- July: Summer Splash Party, nominations June 25 to July 21
- August: Summer Get Away, nominations July 23 to Aug. 25
- September: Back to School, nominations Aug. 27 to Sept. 22
- October: Bountiful Harvest of Love, nominations Sept. 24 to Oct. 25
- November: Hearts of Gratitude, nominations Oct. 27 to Nov. 17
- December: The Joy of Giving, nominations Nov. 20 to Dec. 15
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