February 21, 2017
At NCC, we believe compassion and collaboration help us provide hope and acceptance to all people, regardless of social, economic or religious circumstances. It is more important than ever to remember that small acts make a difference, and that our needs are not so different from the needs of our fellow human beings. As part of our mission, we are excited to host a donation drive to gather cleaning supplies for refugee families resettling in the Portland area. Please help us welcome our newest community members home! Between February 20th and March 20th, NCC will be collecting new cleaning supplies (e.g., sponges, rags/kitchen towels, scrub brushes, mops, brooms, all purpose cleaners, toilet/bathroom cleaners, toilet bowl scrub brushes, laundry detergent, dish detergent, etc.).
As you make plans for your own spring cleaning, consider picking up a duplicate item or two to donate. If you feel moved to share this with other people and organizations in your community, please do so. NCC will be collecting items in our lobby (M-F 9am-5pm) until March 20th, and they will be distributed to newly arrived refugee families by our community partners at Catholic Charities. Thank you for being part of our community!