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Assistance League of Greater Portland is celebrating its 55 Anniversary. The Assistance Guild of Portland became a fully qualified chapter of the National Assistance League, Monday, Jan. 18, 1965. The Portland group, organized in 1961, worked for full chapter status through adoption of the Creston Dental Clinic for disadvantaged children as its major project. The Assistance League of Portland was the 33rd chapter in the national chain and the second in Oregon. Today there are 120 chapters across the U.S. Funding for the dental program came from a Thrift Shop at 629 NW 23 Ave., Portland. Selling donated clothing and housewares. At that time the chapter had approximately 70 member volunteers.
Today Assistance League of Greater Portland is located at 4000 SW 117th Avenue, Beaverton with a Thrift and Consignment Shop with 175 volunteer members. The funds generated from the shop support Operation School Bell which cloths approximately 4,000 students annually with new clothes in Beaverton, Hillsboro schools and Portland Public School Clothes Closet. Currently Beaverton and Hillsboro students are shopping for new clothes at Fred Meyer. They are able to purchase $135 of school related clothing.
Here is what a local school counselor said: “Parents really appreciate the program. To families of poverty, the monetary savings to them is significant. It gives them security knowing they can take care of their children’s needs. For older students, they now feel like they fit in. They can have clothes like the other students.”
A mother said: “My family has experienced homelessness for a long time and last year finally had a place to call home. It was a blessing to have my kids chosen for this program. It made them feel special. They told me, ‘Now with my new clothes, I won’t be picked on in school.’ I cried happy tears. You guys made my kids feel good inside. Thank you.”
Assistance League of Greater Portland is an all-volunteer organization so all funds generated stay local and fund additional philanthropic programs which transform lives and strengthen our community:
Assault Survivor Kits® given out at seventeen area hospitals and clinics.
Portland Community College, giving them the skills to earn a livable wage.
Janus Youth Program.
This month’s Coffee Connection, Friday, January 31, will be held at Assistance League. Members will have an opportunity to see first-hand their work and a chance to do a little shopping. On April 27, the annual Portland Promenade Fashion Show luncheon will take place at Multnomah Athletic Club, showcasing area boutiques with a silent and live auction. Tickets are $80 and sell out quickly.
Looking to make a difference in 2020? Consider joining Assistance League. Learn more at www.portland.assistanceleague.org or on Facebook @assistanceleagueofgreaterportland
Dear Corporate Activity Tax stakeholder:
General guidance on how to calculate a business’s Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) liability has been added to the FAQ on the CAT page of the Oregon Department of Revenue’s website atwww.oregon.gov/dor.
The guidance uses two hypothetical examples and includes what information a business will need to figure its CAT liability and how to use the labor or cost subtraction.
Three other new frequently asked questions and answers have been added to the CAT page. The CAT FAQ includes high level summaries of the first rules and topics which will help taxpayers comply with the law.
The subjects covered by the new FAQ are:
Registration for the CAT opened earlier this month through the Department of Revenue’s Revenue Online system found atwww.oregon.gov.dor.
The new law requires businesses with Oregon commercial activity in excess of $750,000 to register for the Corporate Activity Tax. Once they reach that threshold businesses must register within 30 days. Businesses can choose to register early.
To register, individuals doing business in Oregon will need their name, and their social security number or individual taxpayer identification number. Businesses will need their legal name and federal employer identification number.
Businesses and individuals will need:
Those with additional questions are urged to email their questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow @ORrevenue on Twitter.
Corporate Activity Tax Policy Team
Oregon Department of Revenue
Annual Report for 2019
All Families Surrogacy, LLC
Contact: Carey Flamer-Powell
12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 300
Beaverton, OR 97005
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Beaverton Surrogacy Agency Nominated by PDX Parent Magazine for 2020 Parent Picks as Local Favorite Fertility Resource
BEAVERTON, OR – January 2, 2020 – All Families Surrogacy, LLC (“AFS”) is a Beaverton based gestational surrogacy agency, founded by an experienced surrogate, and winner of the 2017 Better Business Bureau NW Torch Award for Ethics. In a further nod to their positive impact on Oregon’s surrogacy and business community, AFS has been nominated by the editors of PDX Parent Magazine as a 2020 Parent Pick in the Fertility and Surrogacy Resource Category.
PDX Parent Magazine holds their annual reader’s favorite Parent Picks poll each January. Editors of PDX Parent Magazine make the initial nominations in many categories for local family friendly businesses and services. This year, categories include Arts & Entertainment, Family Fun, Food & Drink and Fertility & Surrogacy Resources.
Readers can vote for their favorite local businesses and services for the PDX Magazine Parent Picks at https://www.pdxparent.com/vote/ . Winners will be announced in March and celebrated at a PDX Parent Magazine event held at Oaks Amusement Park on June 20, 2020.
“We are honored and excited to be nominated for the 2020 Parent Picks,” says Carey Flamer-Powell, Founder and Director of All Families Surrogacy. “We love being part of the Oregon business community and it is wonderful to be recognized among so many other great fertility and surrogacy resources this year.”
All Families Surrogacy, LLC is a gestational surrogacy agency based in Beaverton, Oregon, founded by experienced surrogate, Carey Flamer-Powell, and staffed by experienced gestational surrogates. All Families Surrogacy provides gestational surrogacy services to parents in the USA and many countries abroad and has helped to bring almost 200 babies into the world since 2014. All Families Surrogacy has established itself as one of the top-rated surrogacy agencies in America. Carey Flamer-Powell is also the Co-Founder and Co-President of the Oregon Surrogacy Professionals Association, a non-profit organization that brings together Oregon based fertility and surrogacy professionals to promote safe and ethical surrogacy practices in Oregon and beyond. For more information, please visit https://www.allfamiliessurrogacy.com/ or call 503-906-7960.
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HomePlate Youth Services Showcase Youth Employment Program
Join HomePlate on September 26, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm for an open house event that will showcase HomePlate’s Youth Employment Program. Come learn ways HomePlate engages youth in skill-building, training and a variety of employment opportunities. Staff, volunteers, and youth will give different perspectives on employment programs that HomePlate offers and will share with the community how they can get involved and invest in the young people of Washington County.
HomePlate employment programs include:
To RSVP for the event, feel free to contact Erik Edmonds at email@example.com or call (971) 978-9397.