cPort Credit Union and the City of Portland collaborated to prepare care packages for guests of the Oxford Street Shelter and Family Shelter on January 10, 2019 at City Hall. Mandy Levine, the City’s Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, coordinated the effort for City of Portland employees to give back to the community during the holiday season.
“For our branch’s holiday giving last year, we reached out the City to see if we could help with any existing efforts,” said cPort Senior Branch Manager Jacky Murphy. “Working with Mandy Levine, we sponsored the care package assembly as part of the City’s Season of Gratitude. We’re pleased to be working together with City employees again to give back to some of our community’s most vulnerable members.”
Forest Avenue and Middle Street staff participated in preparing the care packages this year. Read here about cPort’s other branches’ holiday giving.
“For a second year in a row, we are incredibly grateful to cPort Credit Union for its generosity supporting our efforts to provide critical items to guests at the City’s Oxford Street Shelter and Family Shelter,” said Mandy Levine. “City of Portland employees continue to demonstrate their desire to give back to those in need in our community, and we believe that the start of the new year is a terrific time to lend a helping hand.”
On January 10, City of Portland employees and cPort Credit Union employees gathered in City Hall to assemble the care packages that included critical items such as socks, hand warmers, toiletries, and snacks. cPort donated $500.00 toward purchasing items for the care packages. City of Portland staff delivered these care packages directly to guests of the Oxford Street Shelter and Family Shelter.