What's Happening At Resource Despite PandemicKGW Great Toy DriveExceeds Expectations From our partner at KGW:On the shortest/darkest day of the year, I want to let you know you've given the community real hope. Because of your flexibility, passion and generosity, the KGW Great Toy Drive gave over 40,000 toys to communities across Oregon and SW Washington. More than 40,000 toysMore than 500 bikesOver $280,000 in financial contributions$20,000 toys purchased from local businessesMore than 140 non-profits servedIn case you missed it, KGW's Drew Carney shares this year's wrap up - view storyWe are so grateful that you continue to join us year after year. We get to see the relief, dignity, and hope these toys make when non-profits pick up toys and share stories of their events. "The KGW Great Toy Drive gives Rose Haven the opportunity to offer toys to children in need without impacting our other programming. KGW managing the collection and logistics of a massive toy drive allows agencies like us to stay focused on our core goals while simultaneously uplifting children throughout the holidays. We would literally not be able to help families with holiday gifts every year without this support. Restoring dignity for these families has infinite value, and has become an important part of our annual programs. "This wouldn't be a success without your help.Thank you again! Successful School Supply Drive Resource Financial Planning teamed up with KGW this summer for the School Supply Drive!The KGW8 School Supply Drive took place throughout the month of August with a goal to collect enough school supplies to send 12,000 students back to school equipped to learn. Well, the numbers are in and thanks to the generosity of our community, enough supplies were collected to send over 26,000 students back to school with the supplies they need!Thank you to everyone who participated and donated so generously to help fill up our collection box! Your donations are making a huge impact in the lives of students and family all over Oregon and SW Washington. Giving Back On Saturday, July 13th, several members of the Resource Team spent the morning packing frozen food into family sized portions at Oregon Food Bank’s Beaverton facility. Joining a group of about 50 total volunteers, the team got their orientation and then donned their lunch-lady hairnets and plastic aprons in preparation for the task at hand.Our job: pack up as many 2 pound bags of cranberries as we could in two hours or until the berries were gone. After two hours of fast-paced assembly line work in the chilly 50 degree room, the group unanimously proclaimed the project to be really fun and truly satisfying! Our volunteer coordinator told us that even though 2 pound bags of frozen cranberries don’t constitute a meal, the organization counts it as such in terms of volunteer work. With that, our collective efforts resulted in some mind-boggling statistics: 7,124 pounds; 5,937 meals and 119 meals per volunteer!We gathered afterward for a celebratory lunch at local brewpub, Ex Novo, whose mission as a brewery is to donate 100% of its profits to those building a better world and bringing hope to places where it is scarce. This truly felt like giving back times two!