New Avenues for Youth Receives $474,760 from Classic Wines Auction
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Classic Wines Auction presented New Avenues for Youth with a check for $474,760 this morning at a presentation ceremony in downtown Portland. This year’s auction raised nearly $3.2 million for five benefiting charities in Portland and southwest Washington.
With support from the Classic Wines Auction, last year:
- New Avenues served more than 1,000 youth
- 6,488 bed nights were used by youth in the transitional housing program
- New Avenues served more than 42,122 nutritious meals to homeless and at-risk youth
- 95 paid job opportunities were provided through social purpose enterprises owned and operated by New Avenues for Youth
- 92% of youth exited transitional housing into stable housing of their own
- New Avenues launched the new prevention program, PDX-Connect, for youth in foster care
- Marked the anniversary of the third New Avenues social purpose enterprise, New Avenues INK
This year’s four other benefiting charities are Friends of the Children, Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Metropolitan Family Service (MFS) and YWCA Clark County.
Since its inception in 1982, the Classic Wines Auction has raised almost $37 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
About New Avenues for Youth
Since 1997, New Avenues for Youth (NAFY) has offered programs and services that empower homeless youth to exit street life. NAFY works in partnership with the community to prevent youth homelessness and provide homeless and at-risk young people with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives. New Avenues believes that every young person should have food, shelter and access to education and job training. For more information about New Avenues for Youth, visit www.newavenues.org.
From left to right – DJ Wilson (CWA Board Member), Heather Martin (CWA Executive Director), Jessica Elkan (NAFY Director of Development and Communications), Linda Rae Hickey (CWA Emeritus Board Chair), Sean Suib (NAFY Executive Director), Mitchell Hornecker (NAFY Board Member), Tara Kinateder (CWA Board Member), and Paul Vogel (CWA Board Member)
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 $33 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, New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children-Portland, YWCA Clark County and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.