Family Promise to host benefit
to end family homelessness
Family Promise of Tualatin Valley will host Eat, Drink and Be Giving from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Vine and Sparrow, 22418 S.W. Pine St., Sherwood.
Family Promise works to end homelessness for children and families and your support is needed. To learn more visit familypromiseoftv.org.
Make a Splash program provides children with free rain boots
The Early Learning Hub of Clackamas County has launched the Make a Splash children's free rain boot program through Oct. 25, or while supplies last.
The program provides free Oaki rain boots to children ages 6 and younger who qualify for income assistance programs such as Oregon Trail card, OHP/CHIP, Section 8, WIC, eWIC card, free/reduced school lunch, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and Head Start.
Jewish museum receives grant
for exhibit about diaspora
The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education has received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to fund "To Bear Witness — Extraordinary Lives."
On view Oct. 8, 2020, through Jan. 31, 2021, this exhibit will capture, share and preserve the stories of people from varied backgrounds who fled their homelands.
Born in Bosnia, Iraq, Rwanda, Sudan, Cambodia, Syria and Central and Eastern Europe, these men and women, who have witnessed the horrors of war, genocide, famine or the Holocaust, built new lives in Oregon.
"To Bear Witness — Extraordinary Lives" aligns with OJMCHE's mission to challenge visitors to resist indifference and discrimination and to envision a just and inclusive world.
"IMLS support comes at a propitious time," said OJMCHE's Director Judy Margles.
"Fall 2020 will also be the first year for the implementation of the new mandate to implement Holocaust and genocide education in Oregon public schools. What better way to illustrate the enormity of genocide worldwide than to tell the stories of survivors."
For more information visit omjche.org.
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