Holiday season is here, which means it’s almost time for Presents From Partners, sponsored by Labor’s Community Service Agency (LCSA).
In 2020, the agency saw an increased need within union families that could not be ignored. Many struggled due to the impact of the pandemic. In partnership with 50 unions, the Presents From Partners event transitioned from an in-person holiday party into a COVID-safe, delivery style model.
LCSA served 500 children with fun toys, stockings stuffed with goodies, a catered holiday meal, and a gift for their parents. Ninety volunteers pulled this off during the height of the pandemic. Now, a year later, LCSA finds that many are still in similar situations, and in need of assistance this holiday season.
Once again, LCSA and its union partners are prepared to make it happen. The event is funded entirely by donations from supporters of labor, the Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington labor councils, and United Way of the Columbia Willamette.
If you are able, donate online at LCSAportland.org/donate or mail a check payable to Presents From Partners to Labor’s Community Service Agency’s office at 9955 SE Washington St #301, Portland, OR 97216.