Parkrose Community Class

$1,290 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 13 months

My name is Zachary Melzer and I'm a teacher at Parkrose High School.  I run a class called Parkrose Community. The class is a continuation of our former alt-ed program and focuses on creating an inviting home environment for students who are struggling but committed to school.

One of the larger parts of the class is a service learning opportunity known as the Homeless Project. This project is into its third decade, having been a long time staple of the former alt-ed program. We collect clothing and hygiene products to donate personal bags as well as decorate for the holidays our partner homeless shelters in downtown Portland, OR.

As you can see it can be a large undertaking and the funds from this GoFundMe campaign not only help pay for activities and community building within the class, but also help supplement supplies and missing hygiene products for our homeless project. Your donations help continue a long standing opportunity for students, many who know all too well the struggles of poverty, to be a helping hand to those who struggle for access to health, hygiene, and clothing.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
Zachary Melzer
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I can't believe this! Thank you everyone who donated. I know that programs like this are always looking for support, and it's true. I want to continue this tradition at Parkrose High School for the rest of my career. I know that will take continued support and continued creativity on my and my student's part. I look forward to that and I thank you all.
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Hello all,
I want to thank everyone for all the help we had, donations, and support for the project this 2017. This year we were able to donate 110 hygiene packs to Transition Projects as well as deliver 780 lbs of clothing to the Portland Rescue Mission. Student's were able to decorate Doreen's Place, a shelter that is part of Transition Projects. Those they serve as well as the staff were happy to have us.

This is the kind of work our class focuses on as well as support for the Parkrose community students themselves. This is not a one-time event. The continued support and donations only bolsters our reserves for 2018 and helps with the logistics as well as the community building within the class.

Thank you for your continued consideration and support.
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$1,290 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 13 months
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