Are you familiar with Classique Floors + Tile’s ‘Spread the Warmth‘ program? It benefits SnowCap Food Bank here in Portland, Oregon, located just a few miles away. Will you help us spread that warmth? It’s a terrific way to support the Portland community and ensure no one goes cold or hungry and we head into the holidays and winter.
What is SnowCap Food Bank?
SnowCap Food Bank (also known as SnowCap Community Charities) is located close by between SE Start and SE Pine Streets, next to the Multnomah County Library – Rockwood and behind the Rockwood United Methodist Church.
SnowCap stands for Suburban Neighborhoods Operation Witness Community Action Program. It’s a philanthropic organization started in 1967 to,
“… discover the real needs in the area, communicate them, and assist residents, churches, and community leaders to meet those needs individually and cooperatively. The organization adopted a philosophy that “SnowCap will cross lines of race, religion, national origin, and economic status, hoping to coordinate and act as a barometer, correcting conditions which call for improvement.”
What’s most interesting about SnowCap is how it brings together area churches and volunteers to address basic life needs in the community. The program launched with 25 area churches. By 1980, 39 churches were actively involved serving the community.
“By the 40th Anniversary, 1.4 million people had been served. SnowCap had a staff of 7 and a budget of $500,000. New programs included English language instruction, community gardens, and home-delivered food boxes for seniors.”
Programs offered include: emergency good, clothes for the entire family, a mobile food pantry, back-to-school program, a community garden, monthly senior home-deliveries, assistance with utility bills and more. They’re a much-needed part of our community and we’ve proudly been active with them for many years. We believe intensely in the importance of community building!
How to Spread the Warmth with Classique Floors + Tile
Here’s how you can join us this season at Classique to spread warmth and cheer:
Donate a coat and spread the warmth!
It’s that easy! We’ll be collecting new and gently-used coats and winter accessories from October 16th through November 30th. SnowCap needs all sizes of children’s and adult coats.
Simply drop off a coat to one of these locations below and we’ll be delighted to share with you a special Classique gift in return!
1. Drop off at Classique Floors + Tile with your donation
Classique Floors + Tile – 14127 SE Stark, Portland, OR
2. Drop off at SnowCap Community Charities with your donation
SnowCap Community Charities – 17788 SE Pine Street, Portland, OR
We’ll also donate for each item you bring in!
For each coat you donate, Classique Floors will donate $10. We’ll contribute $5 for each hat, scarf, pair of gloves and blanket collected, up to a maximum of $1,000!
That $1,000 will allow SnowCap to purchase 20,000 pounds of food for our neighbors in need.
When you donate, stay to explore what’s new at Classique Floors + Tile!
Especially if you’re looking for ideas for your home, we invite you to come explore when you donate. Talk to a project consultant when you’re in … we have lots of new materials to show you!
If you’d like, you can even schedule an in-home, customized project assessment. Your Classique project consultant will guide you through everything from initial estimate to product selection to final installation, answering all your questions.
You’ll be delighted. We promise.
Thanks for reading and helping us Spread the Warmth.