Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County raises $18,000 at annual dinner March 3 in Milwaukie
MILWAUKIE, Ore. – The Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County (SCCCC) raised $18,000 at its fundraising dinner March 3 at Gray Gables Estate in Milwaukie. About 50 people attended the event to support the Oregon City-based nonprofit group. The event featured a buffet dinner, a performance by veteran Portland comedian Susan Rice, raffles and the live auction of a Portland Trail Blazer basket donated by the team and Wells Fargo. Board member Tom Unger served as the emcee.
Senior Citizens Council Executive Director Christi Bird (right) stands with comedian Susan Rice, who performed at the nonprofit’s annual fundraising dinner in Milwaukie on March 3. The event raised $18,000 to support the nonprofit group’s work on behalf of local senior citizens.
Senior Citizens Council Executive Director Christi Bird (standing) greets some of the attendees at the nonprofit’s annual fundraising dinner in Milwaukie on March 3. The event raised $18,000 to support the nonprofit group’s work on behalf of local senior citizens.
“We’ve had larger turnouts for this event in the past but we’re thrilled with the generosity of the attendees and sponsors who supported us this year,” said SCCCC Executive Director Christi Bird. “The funds we raised will help us save the lives and financial resources of more senior citizens at risk in Clackamas County.” Sponsors for the event included Mattress World NW, The MacNaughton Group, Wildish Construction, Inc., Dennis Fritz, Stefanie Danielson, Jack Lundeen, Gray Gables Estate and Wells Fargo.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the SCCCC providing services for home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated adults in Clackamas County. Not available anywhere else, its programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities.
The organization is currently seeking more board members. Those interested can call (503) 657-1366.
About Senior Citizens Council
Founded in 1972, Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities in Clackamas County, Ore. Many of those served don’t have the ability to pay. The SCCCC relies on donations, grants and this fundraising event to support those in need. More information about the council is posted at www.seniorcitizenscouncil.com.
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