Thank you for making the 2012 Impact NW and KOIN Local 6 Holiday Magic Drive a success!
The 2012 Holiday Magic Gift Drive & Store has wrapped up for the season and we are still in awe of our community’s generosity. In the midst of recent tragedies both within our hometown and across the globe we saw our own community come together and wrap their arms around our neighbors in need. Because of your generous hearts and the help of over 200 volunteers, we were able to serve 1,500 people with over 15,000 gifts, toiletries, clothing and food that they would not otherwise have had access to.
The Holiday Magic Store embodies the mission of Impact NW providing an opportunity for families to shop for free from a store filled with brand new items for their children, their household and themselves. Families that have shopped through the store have shared that this form of empowerment has had an immeasurable impact on their life – providing them with a sense of dignity and comfort in knowing that people within their own community truly care about them.
While shopping at the Holiday Magic Store, one mom in tears told her personal shopper volunteer, “I haven’t been able to bring many happy moments to my children in the last year – I honestly can’t wait to see the looks on their faces when they get to open these gifts. And, I even got a pair of shoes for myself!”
We want to especially thank KOIN Local 6 News for their consistent support and press coverage of the event – you’ll find some of the coverage below. We would also like to thank the list of people and organizations below that played a huge part in making this year’s Holiday Magic Store such a huge success!
Barco Medical Imaging Systems
Bath and Body Works
Capital Pacific Bank
City of Portland – Bureau of Development Services
Coldwell Banker Barbara Sue Seal
Coverall of Oregon
Evergreen Aviation Museum
First Republic Bank
Go! Calendar and Toys
Kids Cooking Corner
Newport Seafood Grill
Portland Seafood Company
Realty Trust Group
Ron Tonkin Honda
Singing Christmas Tree
Twin Star Credit Union
World Cup Coffee & Tea
If you are interested in other opportunities to partner with Impact NW over the next year, please contact Catherine Hayes at (503) 988-6887 ext. 261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.