It’s easy –step out to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner or enjoy a cocktail hour and you’ll help people in need! The 8th annual Dining Out for Life event takes place on April 28 this year. Dining at a participating restaurant on that date will result in a donation of between 20 to 30 percent of your dinner tab directly to the Partnership Project and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s HIV Day Center in the Concordia Neighborhood. These two organizations work closely together to provide vital programs and services to thousands of individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
EMO’s HIV Day Center, located on NE 30th & Ainsworth, celebrated its 26th anniversary this year. It is the oldest multi-service drop in center for low income individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in the United States. The Center serves approximately 300 people yearly, providing them with two hot meals a day, information and referral services, computer and internet access, phones, shower and laundry facilities and recovery support as well as volunteer professionals who provide services such as massage therapy, acupuncture and haircuts. The Daily Bread Express program delivers weekly meals and supplemental groceries to more than 60 homebound individuals.
Partnership Project is entering its 20th year of providing critical services to HIV positive individuals in the Portland Metro area. Last year 900 people living with HIV/AIDS were served through its Medical and Nursing Case Management services. Partnership Project helps individuals get into medical care, maintain insurance, take their medications and connect to essential supportive services. The organization also provides risk reduction counseling.
For more information visit www.emoregon.org/HIV-day_center and www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/partnership-project.
On April 28th, walk on over to Concordia Neighborhood’s McMenamins Kennedy School Courtyard Restaurant or Red Sauce Pizza, two participating restaurants that are donating 20 percent of their dinner proceeds to this cause. Or click here to find other participating restaurants in Portland.