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 goodneighborcenter.org for their list of needs and current volunteer opportunities. We…

Nestled on Main Street in Downtown Tigard is Bailey’s Burger Shop. It’s serving up delicious burgers, fries, onion rings and shakes. What you may not know is the story behind its namesake. Like many of us, owner, Gina Slaughter, grew up watching Its a Wonderful Life during the Christmas season. The movie has fond memories for Gina and her family. When the children in her family misbehaved, her Uncle Jack would say, “Are you going to be a Bailey or a Potter?” The idea of being a Bailey is being someone who stands for what is right. Being a good person. Someone who makes their life count. Gina named the restaurant Bailey’s because, “Slaughter wouldn’t be a good name for a restaurant”, she said with her glowing sense of humor. Gina opened Bailey’s Burger Shop one year ago. The deposit for the restaurant came from a gift from her beloved…