Tee It Up in Support of Transitional Youth

Join us as we support the 21st Annual Transitional Youth Golf Tournament at Stone Creek Golf Club on Monday, August 27th. Net proceeds from this tournament will help support local at-risk and homeless youth as they transition from life on the streets to stable household environments.

Click here to download registration information. To learn how Transitional Youth is helping local homeless youth, visit www.TransitionalYouth.org.

2012 Transitional Youth Golf Tournament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Prudential Northwest Backpack Drive for Transitional Youth is Now Under Way!

Because most street youth have no place to call home or to keep their minimal belongings, the Prudential Northwest Properties Relocation Division has kicked off its 3rd Annual Transitional Youth Backpack Drive. Please help us give homeless youth a place to keep their few important possessions close and secure by contributing a backpack. This simple gesture on behalf of a young person without a permanent home will make their life a little easier. 

Prudential NW Backpack Drive for Transitional Youth

Please drop off a gently used or new backpack at the Prudential Northwest Properties Relocation Division office at 9600 SW Barnes Road, Suite 100 in Portland any time until September 30th. Or, if you prefer, make a donation to Transitional Youth and a backpack will be purchased on your behalf.

Thanks for supporting our efforts to help homeless and at-risk youth. For more information, please contact Jan Richardson at 503-350-7277 or jrichardson@prunw.com. To learn more about Transitional Youth, visit www.TransitionalYouth.org.


Newberg & McMinnville Brokers Support the Special Olympics

Prudential Northwest Properties Newberg and McMinnville branches joined together to sponsor the Special Olympics Summer State Games Victory Dance this past Friday night in Newberg and a fine time was had by all. Many of our brokers and their families came out to help guide the 1,500 athletes into the arena where law enforcement officers and fire fighters formed two lines that the athletes were able to “high 5” and shake hands with as they came in.

Our brokers were part of the chain of people giving encouragement and congratulations to the athletes and there were several more in the stands with their families cheering them on. Once the torch was lit and the music started, the victory dance began. It was great to see the athletes enjoying themselves and celebrating, and it was absolutely infectious.

Special Olympics Newberg Oregon 2012

Prudential NW brokers Kari Fahrenkopf (left) and Laura Oviatt gettin’ down at the dance!

Newberg broker Rob Molzahn,  who spearheaded our involvement in this event, summed up the evening nicely, “What a treat! Here is where encouragement and positive attitude are a way of life. It was inspiring, and I’m very thankful and proud of all who came and participated. It was truly an evening well spent.”

Special Olympics Summer Games Dance

Photo credit: Special Olympics Oregon

To Branch Managing Principal Broker Ron Schock and our entire Newberg and  McMinnville crew and your families, a big “thank you” for supporting Special Olympics in Oregon … you make us proud!

Click here to learn more about Special Olympics Oregon.

 


Kudos to Rotarian Award Winners Rob Molzahn & Kari Fahrenkopf

Yamhill County Prudential Northwest Properties real estate brokers Rob Molzahn and Kari Fahrenkopf were both recognized by the Newberg Early Bird Rotary chapter for their outstanding volunteer efforts.

Rob Molzahn

Rob Molzahn

Rob, a past President of the organization, was named “Rotarian of the Year” and Kari received the “Spirit of Rotary” award.

Kari Fahrenkopf

Kari Fahrenkopf

In addition to feeding the homeless, building homes and playgrounds, and spearheading a variety of community projects in and around Newberg, the group has participated in a number of international volunteer efforts.

Rob and Kari, thank you for your dedication to helping others and making our world a better place to live. You make us proud!


Amber Gilley Works Toward Creating Local Veteran’s Memorial

Amber Gilley

Amber Gilley

Amber, a broker in our Hillsboro branch office, was inspired to establish a veterans memorial in Cornelius after her friend Kenny Leisten was killed in Iraq in 2004. She and her supporters have been actively pursuing the cause, and the City Council recently voted to rename Arboretum Park to Veterans Memorial Park. Now Amber and other park supporters are trying to raise enough money to fund the installation of a permanent memorial at the park. Community support has been growing swiftly and fundraising plans are well underway to bring in the estimated $7,000 – $12,000 needed.

Amber is organizing a Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction on April 12 at the Forest Grove Armory. To learn more about this fundraiser, or to support this endeavor, please contact her at 503-481-1615 or email Amber@ambergilley.com.

Amber, we appreciate your dedication to this wonderful cause and to your community as a whole. We’re proud to have you on the Prudential Northwest Properties team!


Prudential Northwest Properties Volunteers: Making an Impact

Prudential Northwest Properties Clark County real estate professionals Diana Requa and Tammy Bachofner, longtime supporters of Transitional Youth, serve homeless youth at the downtown Outreach Center in Portland every month. Warmly referred to as “Las Tres Amigas” they, along with the help of Iris Wellman and a few regular volunteers and sponsors, buy groceries then prepare and serve a taco dinner the first Thursday of each month.

Volunteer Spotlight: Diana Requa and Tammy Bachofner

Tammy Bachofner, Diana Requa, and Iris Wellman in the Transitional Youth Outreach Center kitchen in Portland.

Inspired to help about ten years ago when Transitional Youth founder Bert Waugh, Jr., Chairman of Prudential Northwest Properties, encouraged each Prudential branch office to adopt a night to serve the kids, Diana has been a faithful volunteer ever since, recruiting Tammy and additional friends to pitch in over the years. “I get more out of my volunteering than I can possibly give,” says Diana. “I would strongly encourage people to support Transitional Youth in general with your time, talents, and/or finances. There are so many different areas that a person can get involved. The Outreach is just on eof the steps in our program, but it’s the crucial first step. Where else can you donate $147 and know that your tax deductible donation is going directly to buy groceries to serve approximately 100 homeless youth a hot meal?”

To Diana, Tammy, Iris, and all of those that support them, a sincere “thank you” for making a difference in the lives of our local homeless youth.


Big thanks to Karla & Craig LaRowe and their supportive volunteers

A big “Thank You” to Clark County Northwest’s Karla LaRowe and her husband Craig for their generous donation to Transitional Youth of the net proceeds from their Movie Movers retail clearance sale on Sunday. Thanks also to our super volunteers who supported the efforts at the Hazel Dell sale: Lorre Jaffe, Cheryl Williams, Deanna & Torre Bryson, Teresa Litman, and Marjorie Summers. We appreciate your heart for helping our local homeless youth!

To learn more about Transitional Youth, visit www.TransitionalYouth.org.


Our Metro Brokers Pitch In @ SCRAP

The Prudential Northwest Properties team at our Portland Metro branch is a community-minded group! Every month they volunteer to help out at SCRAP, a local creative reuse center in NE Portland.

Beth and Tim Help SCRAP

Prudential Northwest Properties Brokers Beth Hamilton and Tim Knight help sort at SCRAP

If you’re interested in joining the Metro volunteers, please contact Ally Knapp at 503-281-4040.  Way to give back, Metro!

 

 


We’re Proud of Vicki Glasow and David Gasser

Vicki Glasow

Vicki Glasow, Clark County Association of REALTORS 2012 President

Vicki Glasow, a broker in our Clark County Northwest branch office, was recently sworn in as Clark County Association of REALTORS 2012 President. David Gasser, of the Columbia Tech Center branch, is now serving as CCAR Director.

Vicki and David, thank you both for the professionalism and dedication you bring to our industry and our company. You make us proud!

Read the Columbian article here.


Lake Oswego branch brings Christmas joy to local family

giftsIn an effort spearheaded by brokers Marilyn Mason and Steve Oleson, the Prudential Northwest Properties Lake Oswego branch office adopted a family in need for Christmas. Gifts of coats, shoes, toys, money, gift cards, food baskets, and clothing brought unexpected joy to four kids and their mother.

Here is an excerpt from a thank you note Steve received from the mother:  “We thank you all from the bottom of the hearts; I couldn’t have done this without you. It has been a very hard year financially as well as personally. Words cannot begin to describe how much your help was appreciated. Your gifts provided us with a delicious Christmas dinner, and left my children smiling. It is truly a blessing to have amazing people around like you.”

To everyone who participated in brightening the holidays for this family, and for so many others in the communities we serve, we thank you for your generosity. You make us proud.


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