Welcome to our news and media page. For media inquiries or to schedule an interview with a Sunshine Division representative please contact Kyle Camberg, Executive Director at kyle@sunshinedivision.org or at 503-823-2131.

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Sunshine Division & YWCA Partner for 1st Annual Basic Needs Resource Fair, Elevate


Sunshine Division & YWCA Partner for
1st Annual Basic Needs Resource Fair, Elevate

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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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Ski or Board for FREE 9am to 4pm on Sunday at Mt. Hood Skibowl to Support the Sunshine Division

Contact: Hans Wipper 503.819.0712    503.272.3206 | www.skibowl.com                                                                                                    hans@go.skibowl.com 87000 E Hwy 26, Government Camp, OR 97028

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VOLUNTEERS TO PACK & DELIVER 3,500 SUNSHINE FOOD BOXES

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.

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ZUPAN’S MARKETS FUNDS THANKSGIVING MEAL PROGRAM

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.

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RISE & SHINE and Fight Hunger

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.

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BedMart Hunger Doesn’t Vacation Video featuring Officer Kent

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.

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Hunger Doesn’t Vacation

The past year we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of families we are serving through our front door with emergency food and clothing.  As the need has grown, I am happy to report we’ve also had the ability and willingness to grow our services.  In a time when resources are ever shrinking I’m proud to say we’ve actually been able to expand our capacity and respond to the unprecedented need by now being open on Saturday’s.  One day may not seem like much, but this extra day will allow us to reach families that are not able to make our standard Monday-Friday hours.  This is particularly great for low income working families or single parents that can’t get away during the work week. 

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In a former client’s own words…

It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me:  our staff has been so busy with an influx in clients served and new fundraising events and partnerships.  In the coming weeks I’ll be sharing in more detail all of the exciting new activities that the Sunshine Division has cooking this summer.  However, today I wanted to share with you a letter that I received a few days ago.

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Sunshine Division Seeks Development & Volunteer Coordinator Intern

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