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Impact NW 121315

Dec 8, 2015|

AN INTERVIEW WITH JILL MORROW WITH IMPACT NW AND CRISTIN LINCOLN WITH LIVING ROOM REALTY ABOUT THE WORK IMPACT NW DOES WITH PEOPLE WHO NEED SOCIAL SERVICES AND HOW LIVING ROOM REALTY IS HELPING WITH THE HOLIDAY HOPE DRIVE.

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This is metros go. And Entercom radio Portland public affairs program I'm Gary blocks and this is this season of giving and with that in mind and again introduce you to Jill moral. She's the marketing and communications manager with impacts northwest. And Kristen Lincoln a broker for the living real T welcome to show her face feel happy holidays. So Jill let's first get started with you and maybe let our audience know what exactly is impact northwest. Our request is that non confrontational. Arms that began in 1966. Killer coming up on actual anniversary as serving our contract committee. Our mission and it's how people prosper church community support which and we basically you got by partnering with schools and didn't says and other community based organizations. I need to create he's thinking that far meeting member and to include their quality of life and help them achieve and I don't. And you say you've been in the community since 1966. Wow how did this all get started. He has started by a group a neighbor has organization. And each score friends that Scott and need in the community. It's typically wake seniors. In the community needing support. Which Yardeni men. So that those groups got together and started haven't you need weekly yard cleanup first seniors and then they noticed or some other need. Throughout its media which is how propane utility bills and and include the court so. Food pantry started throughout the community and basically expanded from there and we're still dealing their aim. Effort today. That's amazing that started with a yard work Ella but borrow. It's it's when once you get to know your community you really realize and that things are always is as perfect as they may seem right. Exactly and I think that that's way impact is really. How about it can seeking the needs of our clients that we served and train you meet those needs while supporting and sit here and power. And how the whole deal to deal that support themselves going trial. And well until about your clients who do who do you serve. Aren't we basically our age ranges. We've been a leader in providing Aaron. Those arrested was asked basically are the kind that we serve we. Provide them with the skills and resources they need to advocate for themselves and make sure that they have access to the resources they need at least we support. About. 36000. People aren't and the Portland metro area and parts as. Soccer washing touch dealer firm children and youth. The families seniors and adults with that the east. That's quite an impact. 36000 people so we are you based here in Portland. We are based here important that we do have programs all over I mean. Clark County Washington has Claritin can't teach. I'm Washington County. Indebted to also to the services that impact northwest provides. You have weekly these cabinet a bunch of an innovative programs that basically respondent. He did different needs and actually anything from providing stable Carradine. Or assistance with pain utility bills. Current and then cover larger parent or each space so anything from running afterschool enrichment programs which Q providing early childhood and parent education classes. We're seeing your programs are also pretty significant speech right transportation for seniors to get to medical appointments and different activity throughout the city. Our main goal all that program is how can Mac client's key resource is. And that would empower them to. At a break that cycle of poverty and help them. Transition and NTU financial and the patent. What kind of a neat are you seeing out there right now. I'm mr. C right now it's as the weather gets colder in a little bit more are broke past. We have a huge need or warm clothing coats hats go it's. It's suitable choose for the latter. And especially food and feed is become kind of bat I'm. And much needed I am for the families and we are. And that can lead us right into your holiday hope drive tell us about that. Yeah I am believed he does every year and it basically an opportunity for our community get together and support are those that are in need to eat and so we collapse and he incurred pakistanis and gift cards to local stores. All right and that our client has designated as a wish list which can be counted on our web site at impact my practice or actually I'm but it simple donations such as. A blanket for Beatty are warm coats her child or shoot first here are actually really hopes. I'm provide them. Would help for cities means but it also gives them hope for what. I mean for tomorrow so it shows that the community really cared about that lean on everybody had a band together and and and provide support. That's fantastic bring the community LT other element. So if somebody wanted to make a donation or help on how can they do that. Speaking to actually go to our web site we have a page on marriage they let everything all the weight you can get involved. It's. I think. There it went what are we little ballot living room milky inning basically they are trying to organize the at themselves they've come up with such a plan and collecting I collecting items were never let me have to laugh and I think each. I'm doubted that the best way that the members of the community can support I had is is just look at our would split and meet each. You come come together with your office or your feet community or another group I'm and just start collecting items and and just see what. LeBron and don't wish lists that Levy something that it's easy for you guys collect and that's how. How aware are bringing them together. Let's bring in Kristen Lincoln one or time with leaving the realty hi Kristin. All are doing great so how is living room realty helping out. I look at this action or apple gear True Blue yet let her try. My teammate Aaron is picking and act as possible to those who wanted to focus our efforts on one saint Luke and nearly killed while her laughter. Jarrett who he has reached at our school he had eight hands. And who and the public. Island situation where it needs for our co. Aren't social setting out how will your coat even green coats aren't as the last couple days to be I gave you can't. Over a wrinkle to be a good thing right now helpful but that can. And let you know that there's a lot of kids aren't happy parents can't afford to buy eight couldn't hurt even though I Korean character gonna outgrow it. So practical but when you got a name for her and tomorrow night he had lots of kids' school my kid during school did you know China lists so tricky felt her raincoat. You know it's not to put your cuts apparent. But aren't all the way we wanted to focus our efforts earned on one game at all and confirmed to the region since. And if somebody was able to donate echo how can they do that with with the realty. They can drop off that are often. Either earned or featured hockey ops and our lord keep up with it on the corner of fourteenth and Albert actually Keeneland where he Alberta. And our county office is Axel stinks and cruel fact he can choose five RP 26 where things are open side. Man although you know drop by any current and with all politicos. Are without thinking I need coast confirmed. Aren't in addition to that we had some folks eat cat had any hole on our panel this talking Turco can keep you. My little terror we will take that and we will shot. More so I have fourteen million in the KEP possible for people to get. That's a great idea. No Christen you get to go onto all the shopping. Yet parent that I didn't kick. That's that the best way to it they know wherever addicted wanna Wear let my kid a chance. Yeah that is one of the best ways two in opted to take your kids with you in the and it also helps them. Realize that other people might need some help. I actually really joyful. And Lee earned bonding experience and know that then effects. For us. So why did we realty decide to get involved with this project. He had eight values that I have architects also he Clark turner anchor wolf. One of our values is abundant and actually the abundance. Chair. Apparently an abundant commit to eat that earns our kids aren't getting back and I worked with Jill. Old hack into my errors aren't. Could drag my friend neighbor and family. And last year. Again and then sharing a little bit bigger but he you know how how many because he can get. I am. All and my genetic parents. I'll tell it to really can't tell you wanted to keep that can this year and yet he still did it in alignment with our again our counties where he. Believe our business. Termed man one woman my feet. Comical to be collected so far this year. So our. We're beating last year and a warrior one that we wanted to double what sort of 112. Some think you're well anyway there that's fantastic Helen's Kudrow going on. We're. I pulled her into the second looks. Aren't and then on 183 and try to fly out and Japan he didn't impact her play they can meet there aren't delivering. How about letting our audience know once again it where exactly they can drop off coats. They'll get an opera from the coroner. That's fourteen encountered that at fourteen no one northeast Alberta. We have another opt out and out he acts when he kicks in Clinton and that's chief Sheikh cute I have at least 26. Great until moral what does it mean to have to live your realty help out impact northwest in this way. Welfare act that is really what it's all about and and how we started at the beginning insists span Patrick and the needy colony in nineteen stamps are living room LTD accountant. Together and take time out of their busy tackles the Barney that they. It really offload a lot has. Time from our staff. So that we are having to bother and cutie app increasing and I think it really just embodied our mission and we can't do the work we do without our partners that supports the clients repairs. And Kraft it's just I'm really valuable partnership. The once the colts arrived to impact northwest how do you distribute them. Well we have you know it's a variety of programs that we cats they're kind of split into age groups and I hit so that's our program managers pound key all of our distributions I. And I'm they have we split from each of their Stanley that they are. And made basically kick impulse from the atlas look at what items are available and then they're delivering bad and child she and her family is. I'm throughout that weekend starting the eighteenth and that everything packed Verizon is ready before the quality CNN. And hopefully will help them keep more men and stable through that in the quarter time of year. And I see your website here there's a big volunteer button tells lawyer volunteers of America west. Yes we have over 3000 volunteers to help upcoming annual base technique and we could not be EP without our volunteers. In a variety of opportunities that are available throughout the years that's immediate interest it and and providing support not just during the holidays but you're out here. The great I'm opportunity gone there but there's a list of probably. Thirty at sixty at any given time has opened volunteer opportunities. Say that specific need always for our afterschool based programs that are throughout prep for clients we only need. Volunteers to help what afterschool instruction and homework out running sports enrichment programs. And then another big need we have Ali is outlook for enacting your program we need help with transportation and so helping each. Seniors get to medical appointments or. Transporting a group of seniors Q that's immediate that drastically markets are. Kind of that a concert that they like to get used to those are some of our biggest needs. Aren't and then we also have deepened our other used based programs for action you'd you packeting Foster care. And they are looking for are mentors and people to provide more life skills courses so anybody that wants to its offer courses on financial dependence or how to cook for yourself on a budget. Which those are great on trafficking each of the Cheney get the ball. Are most of the programs that impact request run by volunteers. Yes in fact there are several programs that are strictly volunteer run we have had a you've got the groups that it basically started through one of our clients that. And that happened. Parents support groups for dads and so he's basically that can I start that and he ran that one of our our lunch. Survey sites and and basically does all of that promotion for it and which aren't helped get them Asian tour and it's strictly volunteer run and not serve I think about sixty to a hundred pat. Throughout the year. That's pretty cool. Yeah you must have claim it's a comeback in new and wanna give back. Yes and that's probably learn the most encouraging part as my job is it to be people who have received service it's our last. They they know that it's not a handout for that and they really do want to support organization and calm and fact I would say. A good percentage of our volunteers have at some point in their alliance received. Support from impact to our flat whether it was with each charity bell lowered their cute with a lot of our afterschool program. And not it again just in bodies are missed and and about things I your community coming together and serving each other. If somebody is finding themselves in need of help from impact northwest how'd they do that. You get back placed it on to star is do you is they have packed with an Internet to go on our website at first all of our resource those that are available. The other opt to be a very used to call one of our service type I mean phone number is. I high gear of three. Q 9474. Era Gerald and that would direct them Q any service that we have available the other thing that we disk. Somebody's in need and they don't really know where to start is really true then he's not my caddies are a number which she dial 211 from any sound. And they had a look at it eight list of restarts those that are available in real patents so. They communicate with all the socialists and terrorists for writers in our area and tennis now especially during the holidays. What is available. And so we refer a lot of our clients to that number to start well. OK let's agree they do what was that number again. It's Q1 one doubts from any town in Multnomah County. Look at the what are other ways that book all of us as a community can come together and help out impact northwest throughout the year. Here throughout the year besides guaranteeing ambiance cover all of that and reading about it. I'm Lee has speed I'm our sixtieth anniversary gala is coming up in Maine. If 2006 team. I'm he has an annual garden party in September. At Portland or 300 billion that's another sign and media banks. And it really easier from a client's personal story of how they were impacted by the work that we deal which got another great opportunity to get involved. I'm and then of course we probably need donations especially if I'm rookie year. I'm in order for recipes to expand our program and really. Make sure that and our efforts are going directly to our clients because only we always are in need of cash donation. Yeah and there's a big donate button on your website as well also people connect donations renal mind. Very easy condone it outlined can also call. I'm eat in. Stopped by one of our service sites we have several opposite throughout the culinary acts. I mean offense I'm in downtown on outlets and that main. I'm or you can stop fire burned by topic on each 102. And earns I'd. To convert you mean which option is that people can walking in her life. And ASEAN down under your programs have on your website you have something called sons school. And a shine program that's what we want the sun in China like that. Action tent and inside ten stands for twelve united neighbor has. And that arm program basically started again by our our last we run in fourteen and schools throughout Portland public school. And then signing with the same program buddy and beat Rick in order correct. I'm look I I program in beaver starter optical and different programs. But we haven't on site staff member. Basically providing. Koppel and homework how. Very afterschool I'm and that becomes more like a movie. We've heard that are performing the Annenberg School because we also provide yet felt classes yeah. I'd act with the corporate food and content Cantonese. Food backpack around the foods are couldn't quite at home with children. In backpack so that they are able to eat on the weekend with a lot of the incredibly Serbs. He quickly only get our food our school they eat breakfast fund and the math score. So we I'm from those schools provide feedback our current with the very accident or something their hope I am over the weekend. Well that's great. Let's also talk a little bit more about seniors and idols who disabilities how do you help help those people. Yeah I mean you go with those programs is there and help. Are the currently third. He is in the parlance means they can live they believe in. Their home Kurt long pop Bob only do that by providing in home services for that we can look them up and that we. Make sure they have. The basic meet their basic needs cannot permit further even though that he. Think that they have to work at safety survey has played the black is prepared for them they need dot. And then the biggest global competition on a lot of our world in isolation would be underclassmen on top half mobility but he's back home or and laugh but other. In the Google us so we provide that support them but take him. You are not on the grammatical kind of uncertainty. And also activity that they wouldn't normally get. People that can cause typically leave our home. And there will be a great way to volunteer as well as they used to be driver level that. He acted they're very Americans aren't African movie. And I work out of one of our offices that provide the bulk of our he has programmed down on south he thought I'm forty or. I learned what he had a very active he had several NASCAR. As somebody is it that he earned that somebody could be over activists he has is a great place to go. I'm really looking for some time for volunteers could call them the bear numbers and or are. Leahy both our teams archive I teen. I'm I'm not really elaborate laden after he. And a great way to make him your friend. The sector Christen Lincoln and in the living room realty christened let's talk a little bit more about the -- the coat drive that's going on. How can people help out. Are there again you could deliver and hopefully bring me Kyra. Good opportunities are all excited and all types. Our present her to eat they weren't sure jacket. To permit. And can move your kids your teenager with you. And you weren't all that I have learned from volunteering yet it keeps me current cargo and that he would. Want her own and who work life their peers they don't want and are coming to school in less. Might look like an uncle Jack. So turn that you're looking smooth minded. I could get together here is door that you might shop act that act young ilk are saying to help keep it out. Aaron Cook it would be great for actually aren't done little Mikey well he's just not where are all I think he'll. Like I can't stand out in the landing and a half. Are in Turkey and it learned not to correct or current facts. Arab Spring jacket link her. Earned more curt could be anything that my hope that he. Welcome to learn and Alter the latter. And Aaron I wanted to hit he spoke Hewitt Cilic saying about that donations year round. I had topics will eat admire cheer acts are who. Yeah let me to do their holiday tour where the folks who come home. Can shop for them. Sound you don't need it right and well I really want to look at a little rule he earned the person here when I brought my donation to our bucket step toward east. Then I'll continue to be neat Torrey and her colleagues and it should do needle actually Olympics only need. Are Powell. And that she. And Aaron. Raiders because that he can shape before you go to a job interview and it was to really earn. And packs full term look. To eat the Turk chopping parent alkaline your cheek look at them then and it really and changed the way I look back. And I'm very looking forward it's really powerful experience. That is very powerful use it. When you think of making donations should think about what you using your everyday life frank and and think OK and yet toys are great but the necessities are really great as well. Why are women or cheat people out until. And hand lotion and get things that earned it. Our Carol currently. For me in my right there I don't. Even think about annual trick somebody else is there. And a code is a necessity tells again where we can drop off or coaxed the season. And that is their living room up there. I'm angry he felt very important thing now for that port so no one murky Alberta. Or are healthy I think I'm 26 and Clinton. Actually think shoot I'm out the twenty. We're in ninety I have I commend you for any. You to get out there and stop being and pick up occur you can bring a tiny. Yeah. Alexander who still that's pretty good is that it's who you are forward and apparel are great aren't our. And where else can we make donations to impact northwest. You can go online form pop on you got here at apple are. I'm you can actually on the gift card online would you prefer to be black and other class although both are equally valuable class army has become too. Incredible incredible car as well partly pilot was equal the last. I'd love that he wanted to go to whoever smiled as he was such as he error once he got close family. You can designate where you want your account you can also do an honor our foreign normally had someone in your family your friends or neighbors. I'm if you're gonna be scaling back on holiday gift this year and you want to support and organization this as a great way he's back. They would be part of I think I'd pick was made. And com and on our bottom. All great ideas. Jill laurel marketing and communications manager within back northwest and Kristen Lincoln broker with the living room realty thinks you both for being on the show today. Perhaps it. Microscopes and Entercom communications public affairs program my name's Gary and if you have a nonprofit or public affairs organization that you'd like to let others know about. You can email me at microscope @entercom.com. Remember intercom starts with a knee. Four you can go directly to the station's website click on the community link and submit your information there. Thanks for listening to microscope and enjoy your weekend.