April 20, 2015

Read about Dinner and a Movie & the Foster Care System

FosterCareDinner and A Movie proudly announces that we are taking on the foster care system here in Oregon.  Oregon’s Foster Care system is nationally known as darn near the worst.  The worst part is that no one wants to take responsibility for the mess.

It’s the parents fault if they abuse, beat, neglect, or rape their children.  However, small, vulnerable, children are returned to the very same parents that harmed them in the first place just to be abused again.

I ask, whose fault is it then?   I have seen it happen again and again.  When I ask why everyone from the bottom to the chief administrator of the program shrugged their shoulders and said, “That’s the law.  Wish somebody could do something about it.”  Well, there is something that can be done and we are doing it. We want to strengthen the laws so these children get better results from the system.

Please join us and change will come sooner.

Read more about this here on oregonlive.com:

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/steve_duin/index.ssf/2015/04/steve_duin_foster_parents_soun.html

Thank you for making Easter special for the Families at Dinner & A Movie

Thank you for making Easter special for the families at Dinner & A Movie!

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Support Dinner & a Movie at our Bowl A Thon!

Bowling

 

Bowl A Thon
December 12th 6-8 pm
Milwaukie Elks Lodge 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Portland, OR 97222

All proceeds will make Christmas possible for impoverished families served by Dinner & A Movie. There are about 30 families who have applied for Christmas help through D&M this year. Without this help the children in these families will not have presents this year.

Participants register and pay $20. They also ask family, friends and co-workers to sponsor them for this event. The more sponsorship dollars the more families we can help this Christmas. Every dollar counts. Then they come bowl and have fun all while making the holidays happen for those less fortunate.

Help Our Thanksgiving Dinner

Turkey

Thanksgiving Dinner – On November 25th, our D&M family will be having Thanksgiving Dinner. This is a traditional meal for all those we serve. As you can imagine there is a lot of work and expense that goes into this celebration.

Please consider how you can help make this day a blessing to those we serve.

Here are a few ideas:

  • We need extra help cooking in the late afternoon.
  • We are looking for people who will donate a turkey or ham.

Contact jen@dinnerandamoviepdx.com to sign up to help cook make arrangements for pickup of a turkey or ham.

If you cannot make it this year or donate food, please consider a financial contribution here!