Our Holiday store provides young people the opportunity to practice generosity. This empowering activity can provide not only a happier holiday season for our youth and their families, but invests in supporting youth to be caring, generous and civically engaged citizens for our community—and your donation of a new, unwrapped gift make it possible. Gifts for all ages are appropriate as the youth will be giving them to their aunts, grandmothers, siblings, and babies.
We’re excited to welcome “Employment Pete” to the HomePlate team! Peter just completed his M.P.A. and has an extensive background in working with youth. He is looking forward to meeting with youth and community partners and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-400-0551.
Each year HomePlate youth and volunteers look forward to helping out at the Oregon International Air Show and seeing some of the amazing aviatics, too. This year they helped out at the Kidz Zone and made sure the bounce houses were fun but safe. We’re very appreciative of all the support the Oregon International Air Show gives to charities in our community, including HomePlate. Thanks to everyone who helped out!
Eagle Scout, Thomas Verzani, enlisted the support of 14 of his friends and family to create 2 truly beautiful benches for our front porch and to build and fill 2 big garden planters for our youth garden project. Thomas approached us about a year ago to start planning the projects and did a wonderful job designing and building to our requests. With the help of his community, he secured donations to cover materials and installed everything on June 17, 2017.
Thank you, Thomas! You've truly earned your Eagle Scout award and should be very proud of your leadership and execution of this project!
The weather was near perfect for an amazing day of kickball competition, fundraising, and community support! We had 24 teams playing, and for the first time ever, 5 of those teams were made up of youth. Teams played in either the competitive or recreational divisions and trophies were given out for both sets of champions.
Please help us welcome Merilou Hundley, our new part-time Operations Coordinator. She'll be supporting our work with many of the behind-the-scenes details of running HomePlate. Merilou has a background in business, coaching and psychology and is very organized. We're excited to have her as part of our HomePlate team!
Merilou can be reached at email@example.com or 971-371-0938