Every year, in the spirit of the Holiday Season, Sellwood Consulting invites its employees to research, nominate, and vote on one local charity to receive an annual donation on behalf of each of our clients. This year our employees elected to support Outside In‘s mission “to help homeless youth and other marginalized people become healthy and self-sufficient.”
Launched in 1968, Outside In now serves more than 10,000 people a year in Portland, Last year, Outside In successfully empowered 798 homeless youth to find stability, safety, education, and jobs. Graduates from its transitional housing program remained in stable homes with a 92% success rate.
Additionally, our staff spent one recent afternoon volunteering our time at Free Geek, responsibly recycling donated computers. Free Geek sustainably reuses technology, enables digital access, and provides education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential.
If you are in the giving spirit this holiday season, we encourage you to learn more about Outside In, Free Geek, and the other worthy nonprofits we have supported.
Best wishes for a wonderful 2017 from all of us at Sellwood Consulting!