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The kindness of others

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Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. – Seneca, Roman philosopher and statesmen

This past week, p:ear has been the recipient of some kind gestures this week. Executive Director Beth Burns took a morning trip out Beaverton to receive a $5,000 grant from Safeway employees on behalf of p:ear. Store Manager Dave Dominick and a group of Safeway employees presented the (giant) check to Beth. You can tell she’s pretty excited.


Our other gift was a bit quieter and a surprise; we received a card in mail with the following text:

Dear p:ear –

I found this cash while I was walking my dog. I know you will use to help kids in need.

Thanks for all you do!

– A fan

Enclosed were two $50 bills. To the Ellsworth Kelly fan – your quiet and and kind gesture is inspiring. Thank you so very much. With gratitude, the p:ear staff