The Timbers Army, Embrace Oregon, and other west side friends are coming together to do a major family visitation room remodel at the Hillsboro DHS offices (foster care system) this August.
The room will be done entirely in a Timbers/Timbers Army theme, with signed memorabilia donated from the Timbers, custom log slice end tables with the help of Timber Joey Webber, a mural designed and painted by TA artists, brand new furniture, and a new flat screen and game system.
The room is a visitation room for children & teens who are in foster care to spend their average of one hour each week with a birth parent. This is an intimate and critical point of connection for children whose lives are turned upside down, and for biological parents who are working hard and taking steps to get their kids back. A room that is homey and warm speaks value and worth to both the children and their families.
The room will also be used when children are removed from their home and sitting in the child welfare office awaiting placement. Volunteers--Office Moms and Dads--will play with kids for an average of 5-7 hours while the caseworker tries to find a foster placement. Having an inviting space with activities is very helpful in this instance as well.
It will be a reminder to kids, teens, parents, guardians, and DHS staff that they are valued, and will also leave a lasting legacy of love from the Timbers and the TA.
The total budget for the room is $5,000, but with the generous in-kind support of local businesses and the 107ist (Timbers Army) directly, we are already over halfway there! The money raised will all go to the direct expenses of furniture not donated, new flat screen tv and game system, paint and paint supplies, shelving and wall mounts, etc.
The makeover itself will take place over the last two weeks of August, so the sooner we can complete the fundraising, the better.
THANK YOU for considering taking part in this meaningful and lasting gift to children and families on the west side of Portland.
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