We’re kicking off the new year with a big thank you to First Republic Bank! Last month, First Republic went above and beyond to support Neighborhood House and the people we serve.
The Winter Wishes Gift Drive, which collects clothing, toys, necessities, and other items for our program users, was a big success thanks in part to First Republic. Each year, Neighborhood House distributes hundreds of paper mittens to local businesses with lists of most-needed Winter Wishes donations. This year, First Republic generously took the time to put together and decorate those paper mittens. They also put together gift bags filled with household necessities – including toiletry items, paper towels, gloves, and diapers – for the families living at our 19th Avenue Apartments.
Additionally, a small group from First Republic volunteered with the Food Pantry to assemble hearty food boxes delivered to Capitol Hill and Maplewood students and families.
Finally, First Republic made an incredibly generous donation of $15,500 to Neighborhood House’s ongoing Partnership Campaign. To put this in perspective, this amount could buy 62,000 pounds of nutritious, culturally specific food for families across Portland.
We are so grateful to First Republic and our community for stepping up to meet the needs of our neighbors. Thank you, First Republic!