Friends of the Children Receives $364,013 from Classic Wines Auction
PORTLAND, Ore.—The Classic Wines Auction presented Friends of the Children – Portland (FOTC) with a check for $364,013 at a recent presentation ceremony in Northeast Portland. This year’s auction raised over $3 million for six benefiting charity partners in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Friends of the Children pairs at-risk Portland-area children with a professional mentor (Friend) to break the cycle of generational poverty and help them reach their full potential. Their support aims to help them graduate from high school and avoid the juvenile justice system and early parenthood. The 45 mentors are Friends to 400 children, committing to be with them for 12 ½ years, from kindergarten to high school graduation/ in their home, school and surrounding community. The Friends dedicate at least 16 hours a month with each child in their home, school and surrounding community, providing a consistent, meaningful presence that helps them build life skills and discoverp their talents. For every $1 raised by the Classic Wines Auction for FOTC, the community is saved an estimated $7 in social support.
This year’s five other benefiting charities are Metropolitan Family Service, New Avenues for Youth, YWCA Clark County, Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and Special Olympics Oregon.
Since its inception in 1982, the Classic Wines Auction has raised almost $40 million for children and families in the community. For more information about the Classic Wines Auction, call (503) 972-0194 or visit www.classicwinesauction.com
More about the Classic Wines Auction
Consistently recognized as one of the top ten charity wine auctions in the country by Wine Spectator Magazine since 2001, the Classic Wines Auction has raised nearly $40 million for Portland-area charities since its inception in 1982. Based in Portland, Ore., Classic Wines Auction, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing the Classic Wines Auction and related food and wine events to raise funds for local charities benefiting children and families, including: Metropolitan Family Service (MFS), New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children-Portland, YWCA Clark County and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and Special Olympics Oregon.