Help SR highlight the good work of Portlanders on homelessness and poverty!

Street Roots is putting together its first annual awards/honors to be published in a special edition of the April 15th newspaper. A committee from Street Roots has created the categories for awards. We are inviting community members to take part in nominating individuals, organizations, businesses, neighborhoods, etc. for these awards.

A committee made up of vendors, staff, volunteers and board members from Street Roots will then chose the award winners. The winners will be presented in a special edition with an award and a write-up in the April 15th edition of the newspaper.

Nominations: We ask that you provide a brief two to three paragraph descriptions of an individual, organization, business, etc. to be nominated for a specific award listed below. You can nominate more than one for each category. You also don’t have to nominate for each category. The time slot for the awards given should be from January 1, 2010 to the present.

  • Nominating your own organization or coworker: We actually encourage you to nominate your own organization, coworker, or program of work for a Street Roots award. We understand that you may have direct knowledge of something great happening that we/others may not know. We ask that if you nominate anyone from Street Roots, it be vendors only.

Please e-mail nomination by Friday February, 4 to Israel Bayer @ streetroots@hotmail.com

Categories:

—   Progressive Business of the Year: A business that has gone above and beyond to help individuals experiencing homelessness and/or poverty in the region.

—   Reporter/Media of the Year: A reporter and/or series of news stories and/or opinion pieces by an individual or news organization that have changed the landscape for the better for people experiencing homelessness and/or poverty.

—   Faith Based leader/campaign of the Year: A faith-based effort that has gone above and beyond to help individuals experiencing homelessness and/or poverty.

—   Neighborhood of the Year: A neighborhood, or a group of citizens living in a neighborhood that has gone above and beyond to help individuals experiencing homelessness and/or poverty.

—   Servant of the People: A public servant/official that has gone above and beyond to help individuals experiencing homelessness and/or poverty.

—   Non-profit of the Year: A non-profit that has gone above and beyond for people experiencing homelessness and/or poverty in the region.

—  Grassroots non-profit of the Year: This award is for a non-profit, much like Street Roots, that produces a large volume of work on a small budget ($250,000 or less) that improves the quality of life for people experiencing homelessness and/or poverty.

—   Social Worker of the People: A social worker, or a team of social workers that have gone above and beyond to help improve the quality of life for people experiencing homelessness and/or poverty.

—   Citizen of the People: Given to a citizen, or a group of citizens that have gone above and beyond to help improve the quality for life for people experiencing homelessness and/or poverty.

—   Jade Mae Langloss Rabble Rouser of the Year: Given to a citizen that has created real change in the community through community activism and standing up in the face of adversity.

—   Improving the skids: Given to an individual experiencing homelessness who has created real change in the lives of people on the streets

—   Real Change of the Year: Give to an advocate and/or campaign that has gone above and beyond in creating real change for people experiencing homelessness and/or poverty.

—   Lifetime Achievement: Give to someone who has dedicated their life to helping improve the quality of life for people experiencing homelessness and/or poverty.

5 responses to “Help SR highlight the good work of Portlanders on homelessness and poverty!

  1. I would like to nominate Sally Erickson of the City of Portland for “Servant of the People.”

    I noticed that she was willing to get out of her office and conduct Street County Surveys over at JOIN. For years she kept the Coordinating Committee to End Homelessness “coordinated.”

    For me personally, as is probably true, I’m sure, for many others, her invitation to “get involved” got me involved.

    Please nominate Pastor Steve Kimes for a faith-based award. We now have Day Shelters in East County, and he seems to have fingers in many of them.

    Please nominate Paw Team for something. They understand how our pets sustain us emotionally. Many of the animal agencies frown on homeless people having companion animals and offer no help to people who need help meeting their animals’ needs. They expect people who fall on hard times to surrender their animals to owners in better financial circumstances. Paw Team always has flea protection and cookies for dogs in need.

    Thanks,

    Lynne

  2. Thanks Lynne for submitting… Got it!

    Sincerely,

  3. I nominate the ROAR collaborative and Felton and Alverda in particular. This team has done a fantastic job helping people re-enter their communities. The staff at the Re-entry Transition Center not only works to know the person, they personally engage every individual that walks through their doors where they are. Everyone works cooperatively to help/him or her receive the resources needed to get them to the next level. You will never find two more qualified and dedicated individuals like Felton and Alverda who really, really care.
    Roserria

  4. I nominate Brian Willis with Our Mother’s House who with his volunteers have worked this year to develop new programs at the downtown chapel for prostituted moms including a Wednesday night support group and Saturday night drop-in hours. He has given us a place to gather and support each other that has been a tremendous help to us.

  5. Never would have thunk I would find this so inisdpneasble.

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