Charity Spotlight

Mercy HouseMercy House is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 by Father Jerome T. Karcher. In the last 12 months, Mercy House has helped nearly 600 individuals remain in their homes, served nearly 2,000 people at access centers, aided more than 3,600 in emergency shelter programs, transitioned more than 190 people out of temporary shelters, and facilitated permanent housing for over 400. Donate directly!

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Founded in 2003, the Portland Hoop Kings is an inner city youth basketball program that uses competitive athletics as a motivational vehicle to prepare boys, 10 to 17 years old, for the ultimate game of life. Through PHK programs, offered in conjunction with the Inner City Players Athletics Program, student/athletes learn life-long lessons, build character, work within a team structure, maximize educational opportunities, and are exposed to various cultures. The program’s student/players have a 95% high school completion rate with 90% of those moving on to high education opportunities. They are also extremely competitive, three PHK teams hold Oregon State Championship titles and two of the teams played in the 2011 national tournament.

News Release: 08.02.12 Omidi Brothers, Julian Omidi and Michael Omidi, "Assist" Portland Hoopsters through No More Poverty ( Charity