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May 19, 2022

That's a Wrap on Friend Raiser 2022

We have concluded our 2022 Friend Raiser festivities and want to share our gratitude for all of you who showed up for the highest priority youth in the community. Whether you were with us under the big tent or you were rooting for us at home, we are so grateful for the tremendous support this program received from our community. We're still tallying up all the generous gifts made but so far we are at $1.95 million.

Let's say that again — $1.95M dollars and counting! This would not have been possible without our presenting sponsor, Bank of America, and, of course, this incredible community. Thank you doesn't even begin to express our gratitude, but we will say it anyway, THANK YOU!

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Brittany (Family Engagement Team Lead and Friend), Sean (program youth), and Hilary Miller (former Friend)

During Friend Raiser this year, we had the honor and privilege to highlight and share one youth's story. Sean has been with FriendsPDX since he was in kindergarten and will be graduating this spring. He will then continue his next chapter at PSU. He graciously shared how profoundly FriendsPDX as a whole and his mentors Hilary and Brittany have positively impacted his life. Watch his segment here.

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Sierra (Partnerships and Youth Engagement Team Lead), program youth, and Kaylie (Youth Engagement Specialist)

If you would like to relive the event, we have posted photos on our Facebook page that a youth snapped during the event and the photos taken by volunteer photographer, Casey Minter. Additionally, you can watch (or re-watch!) the Virtual Night of Giving that we streamed and recorded just for you below.

If you feel so moved to contribute a gift to Friend Raiser, we are still welcoming donations.

Thank you again for your tremendous support. We can't wait to see you in 2023 for our 30th Anniversary!