Jul 21, 2015|
AN INTERVIEW WITH BEN BRADSHAW FROM CARR SUBARU, YESENIA WITH THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, AND JANEEN RUNDLE WITH THE OREGON MUSIC HALL OF FAME, ABOUT HOW CARR SUBARU IS SUPPORTING THESE NON-PROFITS THROUGH THE SUBARU LOVE PROMISE.
AN INTERVIEW WITH JASON SWYGARD AND JOHN MCCALLUM WITH PRIME SPORTS NW ABOUT THE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT AND THE BENEFITS IT GIVES BACK TO THE SCHOOLS THAT PARTICIPATE.
AN INTERVIEW JEFF MASON WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND MACY BISHOP AND STEVE SQUIRE WITH STAR WARS OREGON ABOUT THE GALAXY BLOOD DRIVE, WAYS TO DONATE BLOOD, AND THE WORK STAR WARS OREGON DOES FOR CHARITY.
AN INTERVIEW WITH NICOLE HOWE WITH IMPACT NW AND CRISTEN LINCOLN WITH LIVING ROOM REALTY ABOUT THE WORK IMPACT NW DOES WITH HELPING PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY, THEIR HOLIDAY HOPE DRIVE, AND THE COAT DRIVE SPONSORED BY LIVING ROOM REALTY.
AN INTERVIEW MYRNA JENSEN, PUBLIC RELATIONS WITH OREGON FOOD BANK, ABOUT THE WORK THEY DO GETTING FOOD OUT TO PEOPLE IN NEED.
Automatically Generated Transcript (may not be 100% accurate)
This is microscope and Entercom radio Portland public affairs program and your blocks and in this time on the show we're going to be talking about Subaru and the Subaru love promise. And help car Subaru is helping out local charities. I'd like to welcome Ben Bradshaw the general sales manager of cars Subaru also you say video from the Boys and Girls Club. And you mean Rundle. Co-founder of the organ music hall of fame everybody welcome to microscope. Thank you. Thank area. So Ben let's get started with few what I told so what is the Subaru love promus. Poster rule of promises. From Subaru of America they're they're the main sponsors love it and then each individual do you order. Gets to pick where they want the proceeds ago. OK so so any time somebody buys assume bruised but part of that money goes to local charity yes yes that's great talent to sue Rubin to a list. Aren't here now. What do cool thing to be able to to give back to the community leader actually purchasing a car and. I've feels dip dip dip you'll get we've we've been. You know doing business Serb community for over thirty years and has since made stability give back to the community. Absolutely a bit to your customers really like that too. They do yeah two we've gotten got a great response from our. No one of the local charities that cars Subaru supporting is the organ music hall of famers like to introduce once again Geneen Rundle. The co-founder Tulsa little bit about the organ music hall of fame. Well we where we started in 2004 with the board of volunteer board that is. Musically passionate people overlooking to preserve Oregon's unique musical heritage. By recognizing. They can see the legacies of exceptional. Oregon musicians but also to preserve any rich musical education programs in order again. There's scholarships in music assembly. So you give out scholarships to rule high school students going in the college and other works. Yes we do each year we put out the application on our web site and really Herrera and a hundred and try winning some applications and their good ten. It is wrong. It. And we have a I have a board of people that get together that are experienced and judging these scholarship application. And we chase for. Out of a hundred and pointing and it's probably one of the most difficult thing they've had to do in my life because so many talented kid out there. That we want to encourage to continue with their musical studies. It's hard to Maryland tells it is it really is what kind of musicians do you see Balkans. All kinds everything from bag pipes do marimba player. This year we had a trumpet player Trevor Johnson who will be actually prefer. Farmington editor press conference. We had a violinist and Lily Wu. And that flood just Madison boots and long involved says who is the trumpet I mean a tuba player one dollar one vote because I'm. Sorry about that one it's was hired two bit player recipient this year and we headed GM at this performance that they did down at. Jimy Max he ended up doing eight to be so low that he was kind of scattering. Through the two bags it's such thing before it was just amazing. Now must be pretty awesome to be able to see these young people playing its instrument so well at such a young it. Yes absolutely they couldn't go with all of our support. Also support where does that come from. Oregon musical thing does aid. Contact an induction they're free October at the Aladdin theater and what we do is be. Collect different guitars and have them signed by different musicians and celebrities all from all over the place. And we do large auctioned live auction at the induction concert. All of that money goes straight toward scholarships. And Torrey music assemblies. As well as we have since sponsors we want a calmer angels sponsors the exposure would say. Such as EP BMP insurance mark baker who is a long time music advocate. And practice Childers. On and on. That's really fantastic again the community coming together to help support certain bit of everybody in the community. At Hillary so now where these kids going to school do we they get scholarships for just about anywhere they want to go. Well this could go only a portion. There. Costs and expenses for college that just to add to it so that the concept that we get early 2500 dollars apiece. But it's unrestricted funds so that means that they can buy their computer for school. They can pay for their housing. In other books things like this but are included in other maybe other little scholarships that they have gotten. So Trevor is going to Baylor University of Southern California he'll be studying. Trumpet performance that this major. And it miner will be business. And Lily Wu who is the violinist who came from Westfield high school in Beaverton. She's going out to Stanford University. She played with partly their look. Portland used philharmonic. It's amazing stats and Juan Valdez does that kind of wacky wonderful story. It's fairly it was actually. Sent back to Mexico when he was I in junior high and you're going to school in Salem. You wanted to continue it beat Cuba studies. So there were families that came together. And sort of parent is Tim Hewitt from home to home year after year. And he continued through school with his parents in Mexico. And just graduated and is now going on to Oregon State University while partial scholarship. Now looks fantastic. But they're good stories like that all right so how OK if somebody is listening there as students and their musician in they want to apply for scholarships held totally do that. Well each year we publicize the application. On the organ music hall of fame dot org. Web site they can find that I'm there I'm in December every year. They have until February 14 of the next year what three months later due to send this application and then lean. Applications will be judged. Within three to four weeks and they will know usually first part of march whether they have received a scholarship. Very cool so the most to me is the information is available online. But it it. There one or the other programs that the organ music hall of fame may help support his music in schools tells about that. Yeah we do that assembly program with Aaron Meyer who hadn't BO world renowned classical crossover violinist. That's what I think age eleven he played with the philharmonic. Pretty accomplished. And yeah so what is the grays we've partnered and Unita work. To put the assemblies in K through eight all through or again. Does so far. Since 2002009. We have Ben. At the ninetieth assemblies ninetieth assembly in the schools K through eight while exposing close to 450000. Kids. He's stimulating. High quality music experiences. And what the studies that show which I just I just think it's phenomenal look at I just. Enjoy having the music expert you know the kids to see new music and hearing it and asking questions about it. But they've actually been studies and they said regardless of socioeconomic status for school district. Third graders to participate in a high quality music program score higher on reading and spelling. That's soliciting that demographic that is gonna help them through the rest of their life. Definitely significant that's amazing. Because of the many of the music programs have just been removed from schools right especially I rural areas. PM so what we're trying to do is keep the question in the school also because the kids are exposed to music. They don't even know what to ask for. So once they start back questioning. And that goes to the board in the teachers and that they advocate for the kids. But they're pretty great to see their eyes light up when they seized some musicians come in and start playing early while this is pretty awesome. Well I think that the way that Aron Myers is able to keep a hold gymnasiums. Where kids. Listening and asking questions put their hands up and then at the end by the end he lets them dance around and such the last stop. So it's really a wonderful thing you see these kids you know processing think all of that kind of one of the things that he talked about. Is your. Enjoy music music takes a lot of different people so it doesn't mean you have to be musician. He could be an appreciate your. Or you could be a technical person that you know. Devises engineers the digital components that go along with music or the sound people that. Make the music that you hear you know fine tune it Florio. How can a school applied have a music assembly in their school. That's another thing they can go to our web site and they will contact me and we have fifteen. Fifteen assembly that organ music hall of fame pays for each year at 500 dollars a piece but we pay for them. But the first fifteen they get a hold of me. For the school year. And then you get to travel around the state that must be a lot of fun to. It is absolutely. This year we actually have via international rotary that is jumped in that wants to help without his so it's really nice for getting a lot of people involved. Helped all of virtually all of her children out. That's great we're talking today about the super love promus campaign in car Subaru is really involved in that there. Every time you buy a Subaru cars Subaru they donate a portion of that to local charities and we to spoke with the Geneen rumble from the organ music hall of fame. There recipient of some of servers love Ben Bradshaw. What does it mean to help support organ music hall of fame. It's so good it's just good feeling download these. Saying these kids have these dreams and to have somebody actually help them accomplish their dreams and then actually give them a chance it's it's a good feeling. One the other recipients is the Boys and Girls Club and I'd like to once again introduce you simulate various and how are you. I am good Ariel. Doing good thanks so tell us about the Boys and Girls Club. I'm sort of went and got the Wii and nonprofit organize the Asia and and we're open Monday through Friday we're open to all paid sick after eighteen it's a wonderful program I actually grew up in my club. And I am currently working in the club now so it's an awesome program eat. Basically give the kids if they've played like him. Either learn from other than that from different activities and grow into the summer that they can that be a mentor to our volunteered for the younger kid. At a young age they come here and he pretty shy in different areas and don't know what to do and they. Try to make Brendan I usually just for if they hated by the end of the day or the next day of their wanting to come back and make their parents they come back. Have a lot of awesome program during the summit county are open from 730 this thick and we have camp going on either. Think that's like our sports related music related that basically the threat. At the things that interest is so that they can do what they want and that it just isn't enough. And then we had this thing called summer brain gain and that basically helps kids to not completely with what they've learned over this school year. Something they'll like it could speculate that school bus them to other kids deal. A stoplight I think it's awesome because it gives the kids. I can't sit there not be able to fall back because we do have a lot of low income families here at a club. And that specifically I love the low income families do get behind during the summer because they don't have does kind of opportunities so we're just giving them and then during the clear we have a budget for programs and please give them homework help and we just basically have a bunch of activities for the kids to be able to have someone else to go either after school or of what their parents that work. The liberal to the Boys and Girls Club pay play in your life you know you've been you've been hanging up their for quite some time now. Yes I have when I first started here it Brett I for my family and I had eight gave diet mom can't. Says basically put me somewhere where she could muscular that work I would I would get picked up after school that will be do we undertake certain schools up and think Lee one of my school on got picked up by the Boys and Girls Club because my mom as a single mom in China where it. I would always be here I'd always get my homework done because the dot com. Either wanted to homey I want to see me succeed so they always gonna really wanna have the kids succeed. That that they can't sit I was always great having the staff. Makes typing my home argument that they didn't want to. Older cars I loved yell I like it don't wanna do their homework but we can't make them. And we did see a lot of potential in Iowa we see a lot of potential of these kids. And I just think they really like that and then after I got older I can greens how I began to volunteer. A lie in the key chain and either stop like cleaning or at this. Helping them gravity needed I would love that it was great and then. I actually received the PDC scholarship to attend looked out Catholic college. Predatory high school which is caught them and that led me and Obama because of the boys and girls cut the blade in golf industry and that led me says. Go to and skilled college where I just finished my freshman year and I am studying American thinks so they've always been here a lot of those. Club people that mad men often have known me since I was six years old had just met me on a personal level and it's a scary because. I try to do that with those younger kids and every other staff really we try to get to know the kids on a personal level so that they can add. Relationships with. The dole like and he used you can only imagine like the kid the F like superhero huh. Now earlier staff member there what's it can you kind of compare your. Early days there and healthier stuff member kind of compare and see young people coming up that may be both number just like you. Yes definitely as a young kid I am I loved the Catholic highly thought they were so cool like having a relationship with a look cool. And actually get paid day I had a kid come up to me and he gave me that they get pat in here like. I thought I would think gonna defeat today could I was in taking him into the front that it is just the sweetest thing ever and I can get it done many of the young kids. Like I see myself and then just wanting that attention and wanting someone to care for them and basically see them succeed so I definitely see myself as some of the young kids than not by the dealer. Back to give them a good relationship and so that we care for them and that they want them to do too good to do good Cardenas. Dude is good because they really ill. What are some of the key things you learn from the Boys and Girls Club to help you be successful. Prominent keeping up that I might be successful is to always be yourself. A lot of them kind of the kid will lose because this is they want to be or lose that lose themselves because they plan to. Either yelled speak toward Jack. Want their friend. Think they're like all the played Patrick and I basically be yourself. Another thing it. To always go for something I think it would make up that says a great job act. Always pushing kids sit in the fact that they can and US election they can't because you never know what it can only kill. That's really great. Given the advice for parents or for me young people who are maybe struggling to find a support system in their community. I'm prepared I would definitely say unseat anything whether it ethically bankrupt or why am I hear something I can give that support. We always had that support him as a parent has back that they as a began. We have a count third who meet with kids every week I think could be do you need that they do need that support. And a lot of cant come in here on super happy with what we've done and I'm just really thankful for us because we're able to watch the kids love that word if they either can't afford other places. Or just don't have anything I would definitely just tell them said come on and then. Companion a loving get them registered right away as predicated I would say their parents that come for the or even if they're not the other Ike. Ticket sold seven ER and the delicate team come in and volunteered because I look ethylene. Feel. Like proud of yourself for coming in and volunteering because it's definitely a wonderful experience of volunteering will feel very grateful for what you have. How many boys and girls clubs are there in the Portland area. And the prime areas there though there's there's lots pulled. Then he has our Meyer club and then thanking you Ky in Hillsborough and please do the northeast Portland and then regents is more on north to concede John than we have a Khamis plan. So we have to pick up the un and at Brooklyn metropolitan. Area. The current. So tell us if they give the kid walks in the front door of the boys and girls public what can they expect where they walk us through concludes the club. That's been an Iraq and that. We always say highlight what I have their name and then and hi immediately and after that I always had to do unto easily and the once had in the men and someone else. And then we go ahead and kept the men. And then on and off. We'll say it it's in the morning prayer out of summer and I'll go heading go to their camp whether it the right now we have soccer going on music being created. Late goal and Scott McCain. But go ahead and eat their breakfast go to Vicky have. All I can't have stopped led. And they you teach them. How to do like for Scott looking look it's on how to make Scott looking for soccer though do you on technical stuff and then have a scrimmage us and and then we serve lunch at 12 o'clock. And after. Lunch we have what I called I told you that this summer brain game and that's when they break up and into their grade. And they do either worksheet or for the younger kids sometimes the or an activity. Or learning. Lisa they live and learn about unpaid so they learn about what healthy and what's good for you. So I think it can know. What the kid is doing to our bodies and then after kind of brain gain we have our club meeting we have a meeting every hour. And at that immediately tell that are a role. Are not kid tells of the said the club ruled on the whole I'd repeat that he broke out at Philly paper it. Export of rolled our respective felt that we back other days. Respected. And a score at halftime we ought to get to have fun and really try to bring up doesn't work liberal so that they know that they need. Basically respect everyone around them including myself and about always have fun. And then we have different activities going fine and our our brand computer reality is that married him and gave him. And again those are all let I think that they're in the be a pain team. Contact early. Oil that pastel old and then on the computer and they can be playing different games. Or table top games and then in the gym obviously they are deepening their credit and have a sport. And then they game damn it I'm really up to that that is there. It is Beltran may have stumbled tenement pool or had opened play but they're all stuck lead and then we'd pick back again at three and then after that again the kids have at least until activity they wanna participate and. If the staff mostly volunteers. I know that not all of our staff we're all employee EB do you have all of a bunch of volunteers fill a lot of our our team drank now. They cut even come in the mornings that early mornings in all volunteer. So somebody wanted to volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club how can they do that. They wouldn't if there under eighteen they can just go ahead come on and then they had about volunteer it. My name is Alan Bell and I'm just. You're told they would go ahead and would either give them a ball in picture for a little badge that says volunteer and they can take an inner fighter that we have for them. And they're over eighteen they would just go to our web site. BGP Portland dock or it and go ahead and could volunteer and you would just have to interpret stuff out and get a background check and then you can just go ahead and come on in our volunteer orientation of beef have. And every Tuesday if someone has expressed interest really how that there and then after orientation. With kind of set up. I was when I wasn't able to come in and what days and they would just go ahead and come on in and check and then again we give them volunteers here are at bats. They send you said you just finished her freshman year colleges aren't. What is your future look like and now for you. Right now I am just working at the club every that the vaccine my third summer and I always come back because I love Britain for the club and that I am going to go back kind of cool and all get. And I'm studying to be in merit so I'm going to finish up my four year Babylon field. And I haven't quite decided yet whether analysts and industry. Work or do you grad school. The further my education and the I have events to different types of nursing and mine and her fellow Vietnam now I want. Tour and the maternity around all I do PDI six or even just. Maybe even change my Maingear actually thought the physical therapy but that went something in the medical career I. I think it's another way of giving back to get. Other people and a whole different type of community I loved giving back and then I know he's just. Wanted to stay in touch with the boys and girls as much as possible because. They've always given me a lot to my family as well so definitely just finishing up school and helping my community and helping my family as much as they can. Your future looks very bright. Let let let's bring in Ben Bradshaw general sales manager with cars Subaru once again. While this is some new guys are supporting some pretty great so local charities. Or did. That's something that we try to do every year and we we support as many as we can obviously which we can't support all the charities that we like do you listen I would love to that this. But don't the Boys and Girls Club as a blue order for organization I've I've ever had experience with them before I know kids to go there. Without them these men these kids to be left at home to six years old seven year old kids alone. And you know nothing nothing good happens from leaving kids own a home we all know that. It's nice for them to have a place to go. They get to a mental stimulation and they get exercise is. They opened their school were. You know and it shows this to me actually cares about it but I think you build their self esteem. Yeah for sure council an important. The tells him what is the Subaru love promise. It is charm. From Subaru of America. And all the reach retailers that all the dealerships that sold. New consumers each Newser route that sold. Portion of the proceeds. Go to Harlem. Individual charities that we peck. This many great show today I'd like to thank you all for being on microscope. Think you are having. Is Eugenia I am ready to volunteer Ed Boys and Girls Club and and then I think by and at duke Europe. I admire. We've got a little under Paul metro scope love from a school love background where it's thought the and Bradshaw general sales manager with cars Subaru do you Rundle co-founder of the organ music hall of fame. And you send you from the Boys and Girls Club thank you all so much for being a microscope today. Thank you very much yeah okay thanks Gary. 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