Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2023, launches our annual Beaverton Resource Center's Generosity campaign. Our theme this year is planting for our future. We are passionate about working with our community to meet gap areas of need and how our investments of time, compassion, and financial resources will impact Beaverton and Washington County in years to come.
Since opening the BRC in 2020, generous community members have donated $686,772 to our mission of addressing poverty in our community. These individual donations equate to an annual average of $229,000! These gifts have allowed us to grow our services significantly over the last three years. Our onsite partnerships have expanded to include B4C, Centro Cultural, Centro Victoria, Easterseals, Goodwill Industries, Kaiser Foundation, Medical Teams International, NAMI, Neighborhood Health Center, Oregon Health Authority, Pacific University, Safe Families, and Virginia Garcia. These organizations help provide dental, medical, vision, mental health, general health screening, senior services, and workforce development. We are creating a one-stop service center for our most vulnerable community members through partnerships and collaboration.
The Beaverton Resource Center has grown from an all-volunteer executive team to an organization of 6 paid staff and a solid volunteer base. We are projecting well over 6,000 volunteer hours in 2024. On average, 15 to 20 highly skilled volunteers work as intake specialists in the BRC for 4 hours daily, three days a week. Many of our volunteers are retired educators, medical professionals, social workers, and counselors committed to creating positive change in our community. The state considers our vital work a model program for other communities in Oregon.
Goal: Through our BRC Generosity Campaign, we would like to raise our pledges by $8,000 per week or $400,000 annually.
We know there are many challenges across the world currently. We invite you to join us in addressing some of the most critical local challenges in Beaverton and Washington County. Our business model's foundation is built upon collaborative partnerships, and we know firsthand that many hands not only lightens the load in addressing pover in our community but inspires growth, compassion, and services to those less fortunate; it motivates creativity, and resourcefulness in meeting the growing needs of people navigating poverty in our community.
Please join us in this effort in any way that you can. It's life-changing for those we serve and those with a heart for service.
Lisa Mentesana, Co-Founder
Executive Director, Beaverton Resource Center
Al Schmitt, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board
Today is the perfect opportunity to create positive change in our community by helping to support the work of the Beaverton Resource Center. Please join our Generosity Campaign and help us meet our goals for expanding our social services in 2024. Your support will enable us to continue building and fostering our valuable work in Beaverton and Washington County!