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Drop-in, secure dog sitting service outside the Beaverton Farmers Market
Saturdays 7:30am to 2pm
May 7th thru Labor Day
Between the fountain and the market off of 5th and Hall in Beaverton, OR
$5 for first 30 minutes, $2.50 for each additional 15 minutes
Additional donations to HomePlate's program serving young people with precarious housing are welcome
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
HomePlate’s Sit‘n Stay is a weekly dog-sitting service for Saturday Beaverton Farmers Market customers that provides a supportive employment opportunity for young people who face housing instability. Sit ‘n Stay services are staffed by HomePlate youth and a supervisor from 7:30am until 2:00pm on Saturdays at the Beaverton Farmers Market. Dog owners will check in with HomePlate youth staff members and then secure their dogs in the designated leash-up area on the fountain side of the Market. Each dog will have a designated tree and grassy area, cover from rain, a dog dish with water, treats, supervision and security while their owners shop at the Market. The cost of the service is only $5.00 per half hour.
Sit‘n Stay employment complements HomePlate’s Youth Employment Program (YEP) which was launched in 2012 and includes a growing array of offerings including assistance with applications, resumes and job-searching; workshops on leadership development and career-focused planning; tours and introductions to local area colleges; and guest speakers from local businesses. The combined program provides a bridge to long-term, full-time employment that can sustain young people financially and allow them to progress in other areas of their lives such as stable housing, higher education, caring for their children, and investing in the community. HomePlate is seeking local businesses who may be interested in partnering with HomePlate’s YEP by providing support, volunteering or offering employment opportunities for youth from the program.