Every year, the Willamette Week folks compile the Give Guide, a collection of amazing nonprofits who call Portland home. And who make our community a better place — all on shoestring budgets. So if you’re looking to give back, look no further than these 150 organizations.
If my Instagram feed is any indication, a number of you just spent the last weekend running in the Portland Marathon. So this may be a little early to pound the pavement again. But trust that I’m only asking you to get back on the road because it’s for a good cause. It’s time for another 4K 4Charity Run. Read More
It’s the holidays. And unfortunately or no, that’s when we think most about helping others. Even though we should be thinking about it all year round. It’s a time when people smile a little more easily, give a little more, and help out their fellow humans.
How can I resist that sort of thing? Well honestly, I can’t. So tell you what. Any revenue that Silicon Florist generates in December? I’ll be donating half of that—a full 50%—to the… hang on. Screw that. Two thirds—a full 66%—to the Oregon Food Bank. And whomever chipped in to create that revenue? They’ll be recognized in the donation and on the site on New Year’s Eve. Read More
We need to get on this, Portland.
Next Thursday—a week from today—a worldwide gathering of Twitter types called (somewhat unfortunately) Twestival will be taking place in various cities around the globe. Portland, Oregon, is one of them.
The goal? To provide clean drinking water to the people who don’t have it.
But there are more than a billion of people who aren’t so lucky. Twestival is designed to fix that.
Think about it this way: What if you had to drink directly from the Willamette instead of your tap? Not so pretty.
I’m always proud of what we’ve been able to achieve as a community. Whether it’s gathering to chat. Learning about technology. Or figuring out how to build a better community. To me, this seems far more important and worthwhile than that.
Making this happen would be a great way to start another amazing year for the entire Portland Twitter community, tech oriented or otherwise.
Some of you may be way ahead of me on this one. (It wouldn’t be the first time.)