The Walters Family Foundation understands how reading is important to young children, especially in ages two through six. We are proud to partner with SMART, which attracts hundreds of volunteers in Oregon to read to young kids. Early reading to children has repeatedly shown to be helpful in better school performance. The Walters Family Foundation has conducted frequent site visits and have learned a lot about the SMART program …
Raphael House of Portland
Mental health issues are always a challenge to any organization working in this area. The Raphael House of Portland works in a more dangerous situation in helping those involved in domestic violence. Where does a mother or child go for help when hurt by such violence? The Raphael House is one such organization that has a strong program developed by a top leadership group. Helping those get to safety, find new ways of financial support, housing, food, then on to better education, jobs, and a new life. We are thankful for the solid work of this top organization
Children’s issues are vital to the mission of the Walters Family Foundation, and we are aware of a special group of kids – FOSTER children! The impact of being labeled “foster” not only on the kids, but on the foster parents is critical and can be scary. With a 2-hour notice that a set of foster twins is coming can turn a foster home upside down! Help from someone who understands the kids AND the parents is paramount. With Love is such an organization who provides emergency supplies to the homes caring for kids and giving much needed support and care to the wonderful parents. Supplies that come to With Love are cleaned catalogued, organized into bundles especially designed for the children’s care. And if needed, With Love uses their van to deliver these bags of goodies to the foster homes. We especially appreciate the leadership and work of Founder Allie Roth and her team including the volunteer workers.
The Walters Family Foundation helped…