February 11, 2016

Support Dinner & a Movie at our Bowl A Thon!



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


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!

Give the gift of Christmas!

Season’s Greetings,

Please help us make Christmas possible for one of our D&M families. We have about 30 families of various sizes that will not have Christmas without our help his year. Please consider sponsoring a family. You get their wish list. You get to shop and wrap. One of our volunteers will pick up the gifts and deliver them to the family at our holiday party. This can be a great holiday project for a family, church group or co-workers.

Please contact jen@dinnerandamoviepdx.com for more details or to get your family’s wish list.We are looking for sponsors for each of these families.  If you sponsor a family you will receive their wish list with clothes sizes and needs.  We ask that you purchase a couple of items per person.  Please include the parents.  Family sizes range from one parent and child to five family members.


Jen Lawrence

PS.  If you want to help but can’t sponsor a family at this time we will be accepting financial donations here to allow us to purchase new unwrapped toys for our Santa’s Workshop program


Help with Back to School supplies

Back to School

Back to School – three words that strike fear into the hearts and minds of children around the country.  With decreased school budgets the supply list is what scares parents.  These lists now include your traditional supplies plus things like copy paper, zip-lock bags, tissues, hand sanitizer, tape, dry erase markers and even crackers.

This can be overwhelming for any family but for the families we serve at Dinner & A Movie it is simply impossible for them to provide all these items for their children.  We want to make sure that all the school aged children at D&M to start off their school year on the right foot.  Help us make sure that they head to their first day of school with a backpack filled with the supplies the other kids will have and their head held high.

Your donations can make this possible.

$10 will provide a back pack for a preschooler for head start

$25 will provide supplies for an elementary aged student

$45 will provide supplies and a backpack for an elementary aged student

$35 will provide supplies for a middle or high school student

$55 will provide supplies and a backpack for a middle or high school student

Donations can be made at dinnerandamoviepdx.com or mailed to Dinner & A Movie PO Box 28237 Portland, OR 97228.  Contact Jen Lawrence (503-734-9299 or  contact us here) with questions.