p:earblossoms X: Story, Celebrating 10 Years of p:ear
p:ear is celebrating 10 years of changing the life story of homeless youth. Join us for p:earblossoms X – story, our largest fundraiser, dinner, auction & performance of the year.
“You turned my head to look at life with eyes open, so I can be whatever I want —not defined by where I’m from.” ~A.W., p:ear youth
Guest Speaker: Kristy Edmunds, founder of PICA; Performances by: Y La Bamba & NW Dance Project; Auctioneer: Kelly Russell
Enjoy a full dinner by Devil’s Food Catering (vegetarian option available) with dessert by Random Order & Cupcake Jones, wine by Dalla Terra & Owen Roe. At The Impression Bar, choose wisely between two specialty New Deal Vodka drinks: The Truth or The Lies. Imbibe wine by Mitchell Wines or beer by Widmer. Guests will be invited to participate in p:ear’s story and also to examine and share their own. Be adorned by a word or idea that describes you at The Expression Bar.
With inspirational performances by The Northwest Dance Project, 100 silent auction items lining the perimeter, a sit-down dinner and a 15+ Live Auction, there is sure to be something for everyone. Come wearing something that has a story, or reveals your true character.
$125/ticket or $1000/table for 10
Golden Ticket Raffle: $100 for the chance to win any live auction item
Purchase tickets here or 503.228.6677
In commenting on the ten-year anniversary, Executive Director Beth Burns said, “Ten years ago we saw an need. There were thousands of homeless kids in Portland. For many, the very foundation of their lives had been stripped away. Using the tools of education, art and recreation – p:ear forms one-one-one relationships with these youth.” Burns added “These connections give them the opportunity to rebuild their lives.”
The Truth about Portland’s Homeless Youth
Youth homelessness in Portland rose by over 25% in the last year alone. Your support of p:ear will make a difference to the over 50 young adults to who come through p:ear’s center each day and the nearly 1000 youth who are empowered by p:ear’s programs each year. To date, p:ear has provided assistance, education and exposure to the arts to over 2,500 youth.