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Father and Daughter dancing
          Recently, NWFS held a Father-Daughter Date Night event for 60 Dads and Daughters at Eastridge Church in Happy Valley.
         It was a phenomenal event that encouraged dads and their daughters to connect while building a story they’ll treasure for years.  Building a stronger bond (something that only one can take away) with one’s daughter and showing he cares by going the extra mile to dress up, get photos, and flowers is vital!  The Father Daughter Date Night is providing dads the priceless opportunity for one-on-one time with their daughter(s) – at any age!  NWFS hopes that this may be the first of many, many, dates to come where he opens the door for her, showers her with flowers, pays for her dinner and showers her with the honor she deserves. Eventually, they may live miles apart at some time, be on other sides of the ocean, or be too old to eat that slice of cake together, yet they’ll always cherish that memory of their special date with their dad for years to come.
          Thank you Dads, Daughters, volunteers, and Eastridge Church for making this event a success!

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Hats Off

Thank You Generous Donors!

Northwest Family Services raised $52,000 at its annual dinner and auction, recently held April 6, 2013. Thank you to all who donated, volunteered, and participated at this year event! A live and silent auction produced a wide selection of great items, a wine wall (each bottle was a minimum value of $25), and a special golden ticket drawing. The winning golden ticket allowed the guest to select any of the live auction items to pull out. Tickets were only $100 each with a minimum of 50 tickets sold. The 2013 golden ticket winner selected a 5 Day and 4 Nights stay at a Fully Remolded Rockaway Beach House on the Oregon Coast. This year’s theme was HAT’s OFF in honor of 30 years of Northwest Family Services helping families. The evening ended with a 100+ person conga line led by NWFS Founder, Msgr. Richard Huneger, which finished with a large dance including a variety of disco music.

Rose Fuller, NWFS Founder and Executive Director, says, “Our annual dinner auction is a great opportunity to bring together supporters to celebrate our efforts to build strong families and resilient youth. More and more foundations and government grantors expect non-profits to bring dollars to the table. The proceeds from this year’s event allows NWFS to provide critical service to more youth and families.”

Join us for next year’s auction – February 28, 2014 – SAVE THE DATE! Donor recognition will be provided on our auction website, in our catalog and within the PowerPoint presentation during the event. If you would like to volunteer, donate, or have questions, please contact the NWFS Development Department at (503) 546-5072 or jturel@nwfs.org.

Rod Sager, second year attendee of the auction, said “Great items to bid on, I bought several wonderful items and had a great time while supporting a great organization that helps families in need.”

Peggy Kays, also a second year attendee, says “Well organized, great food, and friendly people – all for a great cause! A great success!”

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Touche Invite

Join the NWFS Ambassadors Thursday, May 17, 2012, at 6pm. Come hang out, enjoy the buffet, play some pool, network with other professionals, and find out what’s going on in your community.  Please RSVP with Jordan Turel at jturel@nwfs.org or call 503-546-5072.

• First 100 people get a free ticket to buffet

• Donations optional but appreciated

Touche’ Restaurant is located at 1425 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

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