United Way’s “More than 24″ (>24) is a day dedicated to breaking the cycle of childhood poverty.

Right now, more than 100,000 children are living in poverty in our four counties. That’s 1 in 5 kids living in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, or Clark counties whose families, on a daily basis, must choose between:

  • Rent or food,
  • Transportation or medicine, and
  • Heat or clothes.

We can do better. We did do better!

This year’s >24 movement happened on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, partners, sponsors, staff, board, and our nonprofit partners, we were able to raise $85,119 and 12,410 volunteer hours, totaling a community value of $358,017 to create long-term change for the kids and families in our four counties who face the biggest challenges. Donations to >24 support United Way’s Breaking the Cycle Fund, which changes the odds for kids and families living in poverty in our region.

Thank you for joining the >24 movement to help make our region a better place for everyone.

>24 Portland Timbers Scarves

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette teamed up with the Portland Timbers to offer a very limited edition scarf.  Only 100 of these special edition scarves were available for the public to purchase and we have a few remaining. Scarves are $40, which represents the Timbers 40th anniversary as a professional soccer team in Portland, and an additional $5 charge for shipping. Scarf proceeds will go toward United Way’s >24 movement, a day (May 21) dedicated to breaking the cycle of childhood poverty in our region. It’s a win-win! Quantities are limited, buy yours today!

timbers scarf

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