As a friend and supporter of the Sunshine Division, I’m pleased to share with you some very exciting news that will greatly impact the future of this organization and our ability to raise food and funds during the holiday season.
A good sign that a partnership will be successful is when both sides sitting across the table are enthusiastic. And the enthusiasm I witnessed during my first meeting with Jack HowkSM/Rescue Rooter® was telling.
Every year www.CharityNavigator.org rates over 7,000 non-profit organizations. They look at efficiency and use of donor’s funds to make a determination of what groups are doing the most good in the most efficient manner. Only 12% of the more than 7,000 charities rated annually (https://www.facebook.com/charitynavigator?fref=ts ) have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations. I am very proud to announce that the Sunshine Division is one of that elite 12% that can say that for three straight years we have been ranked a 4-star charity!
PPB Operator: “Non-emergency. How can I help you?”
Caller: “Yes, can I get a food box?”
In 2014, the Portland Police Bureau answered hundreds of calls that started this way. What would you do if it was a Sunday night and you had no food to feed your family, transportation or money?
Oregon National Guard to Honor Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division
On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., the Oregon National Guard’s 2-218th Field Artillery Battalion will present the Portland Police Sunshine Division with a Certificate of Appreciation. Battalion Commander Barella will present the award at the Sunshine Division Warehouse at 687 N. Thompson Street in Portland.
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On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, approximately 80 volunteers will gather at the Portland Police Sunshine Division Warehouse (687 N. Thompson, Portland, OR 97227) to pack an additional 1,500 holiday food boxes (for a total of 3,500) for local area families. Packing will begin at 5:30 p.m. and finish around 8:30 p.m. Pack night is an annual tradition for many local families, church groups, police officers and other volunteers. The Sunshine Division has enough volunteers for tonight and Wednesday, but will always welcome volunteers for delivery day (Saturday morning at 8am) or any other time at the warehouse to sort or stock food.
ZUPAN’S MARKETS PROVIDES SOLE FUNDING FOR SUNSHINE DIVISION THANKSGIVING MEAL PROGRAM FOR FOURTH YEAR
20 Zupan employees joined together on November 19th to pack 320 holiday meal boxes to feed more than 2,500 Portlanders in need. The donation funded through The Taste of Zupan’s ticket sales is the sole source of funding for the Sunshine Division’s Thanksgiving Meal Program.
It’s inconceivable to some that a small restaurant chain championing local ingredients, 40 local musicians, and a ‘little engine that could’ food relief organization would form such a unique partnership. However, it’s the Pacific Northwest, and anything is possible here.
BedMart & Sunshine Division partner to tackle summertime hunger!
Thank you to BedMart for airing this wonderful PSA to raise awareness and funds for the Sunshine Division.