Do you know the Good Neighbor Center in Tigard has been around for 18 years? I didn’t! They do incredible work, sheltering 70-95 families annually. They are the largest shelter in Washington county, but housing isn’t all they provide. They also provide meals, hygiene items, clothing, linens, case management, life skills and Rent Well classes, resume and job seeking services, Life Skills classes, Homework Club for kids – just to name a FEW. Their help for families doesn’t end when they leave the shelter. Food boxes, clothing, school supplies, rent and utility bill help is also available.

Donations that are needed all year long are men’s/women’s/children’s clothes, clothes, shoes, hygiene items, cleaning supplies, household items and any food items (perishable or non-perishable). They are always in need of financial contributions and even gift cards for more specific needs. Visit for their list of needs and current volunteer opportunities.
We have so much to be grateful for this holiday season. Now is your chance to give someone else something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.


Textbook extrovert. If there’s a stage, Jenny wants to be on it; whether it’s singing in church, doing stand-up comedy or acting. She has recently joined a cult called LuLaRoe. Her husband, David, is deeply concerned. Jenny and David, a pastor, are recently celebrating eighteen years of marriage. After years of infertility, they became adoptive parents of two year old twin boys in 2014. They’ve never been happier or more exhausted. Every day is an adventure. Jenny blogs at and has a regular feature in Tualatin Life newspaper called Everyday Heroes to celebrate those serving our community. She and her husband started a clothing line based on their story and you can check it out at There’s nothing we can’t do with a little bit of love and a whole lot of caffeine.

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