Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District employees will once again work with the Beaverton School District and other community partners to create a brighter holiday season for those in need in the Beaverton area.
THPRD will collect toys, clothing and other items for selected families and homeless children within its boundaries. The park district will also collect food for the Oregon Food Bank-Washington County Services and personal hygiene products for the Union Gospel Mission LifeChange Center for Women & Children, both located in Beaverton.
The public is invited to join employees and support both efforts at THPRD facilities throughout the Beaverton area.
Donations of food / hygiene products
Donations of non-perishable food and personal hygiene products will be accepted from Nov. 23 to Dec. 21.
As an incentive, THPRD will waive admission to any of its drop-in programs at participating recreation and aquatic centers during the extended Thanksgiving holiday weekend (Nov. 23-27) with a donation of one non-perishable food or hygiene item.
Examples of drop-in activities include open swim, lap swim, family swim, pickup basketball and volleyball, indoor track, cardio rooms, and weight rooms.
Starting Nov. 23 and running through Dec. 17, each THPRD center and administrative facility will have a giving tree, wreath or garland with “snowflakes” that specify a variety of wish list items.
Donors will be able to take a snowflake and return with a new, unwrapped gift. All gifts are to be distributed to families that have been identified by the Beaverton School District.
“Many of our neighbors are hurting, and that pain just becomes more acute during the holiday season,” said Doug Menke, THPRD general manager. “We encourage everyone with the ability to give to make this time a little brighter for those in need.”
Donations will be accepted at the following park district locations:
- Aloha Swim Center
- Babette Horenstein Tennis Center*
- Beaverton Swim Center
- Cedar Hills Recreation Center
- Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center
- Elsie Stuhr Center
- Fanno Creek Service Center**
- Garden Home Recreation Center
- Harman Swim Center
- Sunset Swim Center
- THPRD Administration Office**
- Tualatin Hills Athletic Center
- Tualatin Hills Nature Center**
* Drop-in fee waiver not available
** No drop-in programs are offered
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning 50 square miles and serving about 240,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, 95 park sites with active recreational amenities, nearly 70 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and 1,500 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.
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|Date: November 14, 2016
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