Family Promise of Beaverton will have an entry in the Annual Beaverton Celebration Parade Saturday, September 8. The Family Promise theme is to publicize their annual "Bed Race" fundraiser event and their gratefulness to volunteers, donors, sponsors and the City of Beaverton.
Westsiders are invited to walk alongside the Family Promise "bed" float, wearing pajamas, robes, fuzzy slippers, etc. (bonus points for curlers in your hair!) The more, the merrier! And the more we show our support of Family Promise to the Beaverton community.
If you love a parade (and who doesn't?), contact Bonnie Becker to get all the details.
Later in the month, September 29 and 30, is the Drive-In/Sleep Out event at Beaverton City Park. Join the team from Family Promise, as they try to pack 200 parking spots with ‘car-camping adventurers’ who want to raise funds and awareness about child and family homelessness in Beaverton.
Saturday festivities include live music, guest speakers, food, and an art show. There will be hands-on activities for the kids, too. Don’t forget to bring a chair and a blanket since the night ends with a movie in the park for the whole family. Once the festivities end, event participants will spend the night sleeping in their vehicles in order to better understand the reality that so many families in our community are faced with on a daily basis.
On Sunday morning the smell of ham and pancakes will fill the air as volunteers serve a hearty breakfast and lots of coffee to the brave adventurers who Drove-In and Slept Out.
To find out how you can volunteer, donate, and sign up for the Drive-In Sleep Out, visit their website at https://www.familypromiseofbeaverton.org/events/