On May 14, 2016, CCPC held its Bridge the Gap Breakfast Fundraiser. On a rainy morning out at the Wine Studies Center on the Chemeketa Eola campus, over 125 people turned out to hear about the exciting work being done at CCPC. Attendees heard reports on all of CCPC’s programs, and were encouraged by the important work being done.
CCPC’s Executive Director, Debby Lute, welcomed attendees and shared her heart for the organization. A representative from Salem’s Relevant Life Church prayed for the agency before sharing in a continental breakfast. After breakfast, a short series of interviews provided perspective and appreciation for CCPC. Those interviewed were Janet Arenz (Oregon Alliance of Children’s Programs), Rod Berg (Mid-Valley Youth for Christ), John Cummings (Oregon Youth Authority), Guille Segura (CCPC Proctor Parent), and Amanda White (Project 180 Program Coordinator).
A silent auction was held throughout the morning, as attendees placed bids on gift baskets containing a variety of items from local vendors.
In all, the breakfast raised over $5000 for CCPC, and donations continue to come in. These generous donations will help to support the work being done by CCPC in providing essential services to Oregon neediest youth.
The event would not have been the success it was without the generous support of multiple groups and individuals. CCPC’s Board of Directors helped organize the event, and many provided sponsorship as well.
Several local businesses also provided support as event sponsors:
- RTR Services Incorporated
- CD Redding Construction
- Citizens Bank
- Starbucks Coffee
- Golsan Scruggs
And the following businesses donated items for the silent auction:
- Oregon State University Athletics
- University of Oregon Athletics
- Enchanted Forest
- Sweet Magnolia’s Cupcakery
- Xpress Lube of Salem
- Happy Bee Garden Center
- Expressions Hair & Nail Salon
- Home Depot
- Angie Porter, Jamberry Consultant
- Linda Morris, Mary Kay Consultant
- Starbucks Coffee
- Madrona Hills Ace Hardware