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  • Fundraising Activities

    Join us for our many ongoing and/or annual events at the Milwaukie Center!

    The Friends of the Milwaukie Center is a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to support the programs and services of the Milwaukie Center.  We do this through a variety of fundraising activities and you can help by getting involved in any of these activities:

    Bingo
    Bring your friends for an evening of fun, refreshments and cash prizes! Every Thursday evening at 6:30 pm.

    Gift Shop
    Handcrafted items for sale at reasonable prices! The Gift Shop has hundreds of consignees who offer their treasures for sale. All profits benefit the programs and services at the Center.

    Newspaper Drop
    A large container is in the south parking lot for the collection of newspapers for recycling.

    Annual Campaign
    Every year, people in the community generously support the Friends of the Milwaukie Center with their donations. From $5.00 to $500.00, contributors know they are providing much needed support for the Milwaukie Center and its valuable services.

    Vehicle Donation
    Cars, trucks, boats and motorbikes may be donated to the Friends of the Milwaukie Center. A receipt can be provided for these tax deductible donations.

    Used Cell Phones and Undamaged Ink Jet Cartridges
    Bring your working or non-working used digital cell phones for redemption and recycling. Also undamaged ink jet cartridges may also be donated, as well as digital cameras, MP3 players, GPS devices, digital picture frames and other small electronics. A receipt can be provided you for these tax deductible donations.

    Green Stamps
    Check your drawers for these little treasures and bring them to the Friends’ office.

    Quilting

    The dedicated women of the Friends Quilters meet every Thursday morning.  Throughout the year, this group of volunteers hand quilt for local customers with all proceeds of their loving talents supporting the Milwaukie Center.

     

    Friends of the Milwaukie Center Special Annual Events

    Spaghetti Dinner and Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament
    Adults $7, Kids under twelve $3
    Join us for fun, friends and Dale’s famous spaghetti sauce. Wine and Italian sodas are also available for purchase. Sign up for the Poker Tournament for only $50 (prizes for the top 8 winners). Proceeds benefit the Milwaukie Center.
    Lumberjack Breakfast
    Adults $6, Kids under twelve $3
    All-you-can-eat pancakes with eggs, sausage and beverages.  Bring the whole family!
    The Sara Hite Memorial Rose Garden
    Planned and built by the Friends of the Milwaukie Center over a 10 year period, the Sara Hite Memorial Rose Garden is a premier garden featuring over 450 rose bushes, brick walkways, seating benches, a 3,000 square foot plaza and a 800 sq ft Gazebo. The Rose Garden is adjacent to the Milwaukie Center and is available for rental through the year. It is an excellent venue for weddings, cultural events and other events. The Friends Rose Garden Committee help support the Garden in a variety of ways. Engraved bricks are available to honor a loved one or to celebrate a wedding in the Garden. For more information on the Friends of the Milwaukie Center, Inc. fundraisers, please call 503-653-8100.

     

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