What is the Annie Ross raffle?
Money raised by this raffle benefits Annie Ross House, an emergency shelter for homeless families with children. Arbor Seniors solicit in-kind donations from Arbor families and local businesses; divide the donations into categories (pets, outdoors, family night, etc.); and bundle donations into enticing themed baskets. The baskets are raffled off at the end of Arborfest. Arbor has been supporting Annie Ross House through this raffle for over 20 years; the funds raised are a significant contribution to Annie Ross and the families it serves.
How can you support the raffle?
The senior students will solicit in-kind donations from the community in the weeks leading up to Arborfest. Please respond with anything you can think of—gift certificates, wine, interesting food, books, games, toys, outdoor gear—the sky’s the limit! Also, please buy plenty of tickets. The more you buy, the better chance you have to win! Tickets will be available throughout the day at Arborfest.
What is the Annie Ross House?
Annie Ross House is an emergency shelter for homeless families with children. It is one of the few shelters in Oregon that allows homeless families to stay together, including mothers and fathers, daughters and sons of all ages.
Over one thousand homeless children and their parents have found safe, clean shelter and help to regain their self-sufficiency at Annie Ross House since it opened in 1986.
More than just a bed, Annie Ross House also helps homeless families with: food boxes and nutrition information, job search and success skills, parenting skills and support, self-esteem and confidence, accessing medical care, and finding permanent housing.
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