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Community Support Options in Salem & Portland

If you’re looking for ways to support the community, you have a couple of options in both Salem and Portland this week.

In Salem – I received this forwarded email from PacificPedaling Team Member Ellen:

So why not start your day with a good breakfast and a good deed?

On Saturday, April 4th from 8:00 to 10:00 AM, you are invited to
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar for an all-you-can-eat breakfast
benefitting the Child Abuse Prevention Month Coalition.  The
fundraiser breakfast will be served at 3 Salem Applebee’s locations:
Lancaster at Center, Commercial at Kuebler, and Liberty NE at the

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.”  (John Gunther,
Author/Journalist) and for a mere $7.00 you can feast leisurely on
all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee for a great
cause.  What a value!!!

“Breakfast is a notoriously difficult meal to serve with a flourish.”
(Clement Freud, grandson of Sigmund).  Mr. Freud has obviously never
been served by members of the Coalition, their coworkers and caring
community members (the epitome of good service, if not flourishes).

Tickets are available at all three participating Applebee’s at the

So, if you are like W.C. Fields (Actor) who said “I never eat breakfast
on an empty stomach,” then you can get your day off to a good start by
enjoying a short stack for a tall cause!

In Portland – One of my favorite shops, the Community Cycling Center is collecting bikes:

The Tanasbourne REI store invites you to help make bicycles a “vehicle for change” with the Community Cycling Center Bike Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the REI store at 2235 N.W. Allie Ave. in the Streets of Tanasbourne.

Those who donate a bike in good condition during the drive to the nonprofit Community Cycling Center will receive a 15 percent off REI coupon while helping the community. Donated bikes are refurbished by professional bicycle mechanics and directed by bike safety programs or sold in the bike shop to fund community programs. Particularly needed are adult road bikes and children’s bikes, according to REI.

“When people ride bicycles they become healthier, as does the entire community,” according to the center.

For more details on the bike drive, call REI at 503-617-6072; for more information on the cycling center, visit or call 503-288-8864.

7 replies on “Community Support Options in Salem & Portland”

Closer to home, the Salvation Army in Salem is asking for donated bicycles and tools to support a nascent CCC-style program for homeless kids and biking. See reprint of SJ article here. St. Vincent de Paul in Salem is also working on a CCC-style program. This isn’t to take anything away from the CCC, which has set a magnificent standard, but it is to say that Salem clearly is in need of something like it, and soon there will be more options for donors and those in need.

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