Sisters of the Road begins 'Dining with Dignity'
Throughout the month of August, Sisters Of The Road's Dining with Dignity Campaign is reaching out to those in the restaurant business to help raise $10,000 to help families and individuals in need.
The following restaurants have chosen a time in August to generously donate a portion of their proceeds to Sisters. Sisters is asking people to spread the word and to patronize the following establishments on these days:
• Backspace, 115 N.W. 5th Ave. — Friday, Aug. 3. 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
All hourly computer usage will benefit Sisters. (503) 248-2900. www.backspace.bz.
• McMenamin's Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. — Wednesday, Aug. 6. 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fifty percent of all food sales that evening in the Courtyard Restaurant will benefit Sisters. (503) 249-3983. www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?loc=113.
• Escape from New York Pizza, 622 N.W. 23rd Ave. — Wednesday, Aug. 8. 11:30 a.m. to 11 pm. Ten percent of the day's proceeds benefit Sisters. (503) 227-5423.
• Il Piatto, 2348 S.E. Ankeny St. — Monday, Aug. 13. 5 p.m. to close. Twenty percent of all the day's proceeds will benefit Sisters. (503) 236-4997. http://www.ilpiattopdx.com.
• Jade Lounge, 2342 S.E. Ankeny St. — Monday, Aug. 13. 5 p.m. to close. Twenty percent of all the day's proceeds will benefit Sisters. (503) 236-4998. www.jadeloungepdx.com.
• SubRosa, 2601 S.E. Clinton St. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Twenty percent of all sales will benefit Sisters. (503) 233-1955. www.subrosa .textdriven.com.
• Elephants Deli, 115 N.W. 22nd Ave. — Tuesday, Aug. 21. 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. All the evening's gross proceeds go to Sisters. (503) 299-6304. www.elephantsdeli.com.
• Old Town Pizza, 226 N.W. Davis St. — Monday, Aug. 27. 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Twenty percent of all food sales that evening benefit Sisters. (503) 222-9999. www.oldtownpizza.com.
• Tin Shed, 1438 N.E. Alberta St. — Last Thursday, Aug. 30, time TBA. Music and food and all donations at the door will benefit Sisters, bands TBA. (503) 288-6966. www.tinshedgardencafe.com.
There is still time for restaurants to participate in Dining with Dignity. Contact Monica at (503) 222-5694 ext. 19 or email email@example.com. Sisters will promote these events to thousands of their supporters, as well as in the general community.
If just 20 restaurants raise $500 each, Sisters will achieve its goal of raising $10,000.
Restaurants who can't participate this year but want to help out can donate a gift certificate to Sisters' Hoedown and Auction, raising needed money for Sisters' programs. Contact Lisa at (503) 222-5694 ext. 14 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Washington program to recycle old block foam
Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County residents have another opportunity to recycle their block foam for free Saturday, August 4, at Clark College. Collection hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot at 1900 Fort Vancouver Way, adjacent to the soccer field. The block foam collection event at Clark College occurs the first Saturday of each month.
The Block Foam Collection Program — which started as a partnership between Clark College, the City of Vancouver, Clark County and PC Plastics, a Portland-based recycling company — has been collecting and recycling block foam from households since December 2006. The program has collected more than a ton of material from hundreds of residents.
PC Plastics takes all the foam, grinds it to powder, mixes and melts it with special additives, and churns out pellets that maintain the same quality as virgin plastic. The pellets are then used locally by Panasonic Shikoku Electronics Corporation of America, Inc. in Vancouver to make parts for new Panasonic TVs.
The collection at Clark College accepts all block foam. The foam can be any color, but it must be clean and bagged/boxed. No plastic wrapped yellow urethane foam and no hot tub covers will be accepted. Peanuts that snap when bent are accepted if they are double-bagged. Please see PC Plastics web site at www.pcplastics.com for more details on what will be accepted.
Only Washington-licensed cars may participate. All participants must remain on site until staff have examined and accepted the material; unacceptable material will be returned to participants for disposal. No "dump and run" allowed. The program's continuation will depend upon public participation and quality of materials collected.
If you have questions or would like more information about this program, please contact the City of Vancouver Solid Waste Services at (360) 696-8186 or Clark County Solid Waste at (360) 397-6118 ext. 4352.