Jim and Patty's Coffee Hosts "Community Singing and Ice Cream Social" To Fight Human Trafficking
Tonight we took the kids over to Jim and Patty's Coffee for a "Community Singing and Ice Cream Social" (those of you who know us will recognize this as Liz's idea...I really shouldn't be allowed to sing in public - a bad thing for a minister - but Liz has a good voice and loves nothing more than to sing and sing and sing). Frances and Katherine enjoyed the ice cream more than the music, I think, and we did have to leave early for them to head to bed but it was a fun evening. The best part is that proceeds benefited Our Mother's House, a new program at the Downtown Chapel that is "Portland’s first and only drop in center for mothers involved in human trafficking, prostitution and other forms of sex work." Street Roots recently ran a story on their mission and the problem of human trafficking in our area that you can read here. Additional information from Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel and Multnomah County Commissioner Barbara Willer can be found on the county's website. Jim and Patty's Coffee is to be commended for opening their doors and helping out the community in this important way.
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