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Oregon Philanthropist Al Jubitz helps plant Peace Pole at Rockwood Boys & Girls Club - 07/16/18

WHO:              Erin Hubert, CEO Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro (BGCP)

                        Philanthropist Al Jubitz

                        Rockwood Boys & Girls Club Staff and Youth

 

WHAT:            A ceremony will be held at the Rockwood Boys & Girls Club to permanently install a Peace Pole, an international monument of peace, in the Club’s courtyard. Club youth and staff will join special guests for a ceremonial planting.

 

Philanthropist Al Jubitz has sponsored a Peace Pole for the Rockwood Boys & Girls Club as part of the Rotary Action Group for Peace efforts dedicated to raising these monuments throughout Oregon. The Pole, featuring the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” will be installed in the courtyard at the new Rockwood Club site.

 

The Rockwood Peace Pole features eight of the native languages representative of the youth attending the Club to include:

 

English                        Russian                      

Spanish                       Korean

Vietnamese                 Burmese         

Chinese (Mandarin)  Arabic

 

The Rockwood Boys & Girls Club opened in October 2017 and features learning, innovation, and activity spaces for youth 6-12 years of age and a stand-alone center for teens ages 13-18.

 

WHEN:            Wednesday, July 18, 2018

                          2:00 PM

 

WHERE:         454 SE 165th Ave.

                          Portland, OR

                          503.954-1428

SCAM ALERT! Boys & Girls Club Impersonators Soliciting Door-to-Door - 07/16/18

SCAM ALERT! Please beware and help us spread this information.

Once again we are receiving reports from the community that people posing as Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro (BGCP) staff are fraudulently soliciting donations in public and door-to-door. Recent reports have come from in Portland’s Lents neighborhood on Friday and over the weekend a group of boys were collecting for a Boys & Girls Club basketball team on Mississippi Avenue.

It is important for the community to know that these efforts are scams. Boys & Girls Club staff always wear identifying uniforms during BGCP-affiliated activities and do not solicit donations door-to-door in this way. If you see someone asking for donations on behalf of BGCP and you would like to verify its legitimacy, please don’t hesitate to call Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro’s administrative office at 503-232-0077. If you suspect you have been a victim of this fraudulent solicitiation, please file a report with the local police.

Legitimate donations to the organization can be made at www.bgcportland.org, via mail, or dropped off in person at one of BGCP’s Club locations across the Portland-Metro area.