Event showcases connected nonprofit community

April 24, 2024
Housecall Providers Portland nonprofit event Toss for a Cause - A Community Day in the Park

The 2024 inaugural Toss for a Cause event is the first community-wide event that Housecall Providers has hosted since 2018.

Housecall Providers presents: Toss for a Cause

Mark your calendars! You are cordially invited to the “Toss for a Cause: A Community Day in the Park” event on June 1, 2024, from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the beautiful Sellwood Park.

The day will feature “Nonprofit Row” where participating nonprofits will present their services and answer questions. It will also feature food carts, a beer and cider garden, outdoor games, fun raffles with prizes throughout the day, cornhole games for families and friends to join, and of course, the Toss for a Cause cornhole tournament to crown the nonprofit Portland Toss for a Cause Champion of 2024. Come root for your favorite team!

Supporting our community’s elders, homebound, and seriously ill

While the pandemic may seem behind us, the work of renewing and strengthening our community connections is ongoing. Housecall Providers realized early in the pandemic that the networks connecting our community-based organizations could fade without an intentional effort to reinforce them. This need inspired the creation of the Housecall Providers community engagement group in early 2022. Housecall Providers CEO, Rebecca Ramsay, thinks of it this way, “When we connect with others in our community, we care for those interactions and grow our capacity to serve together. We become more resilient – together.” Housecall Providers is organizing Toss for a Cause with our community networks in mind. The event will bring together local community-based organizations that support our elders and those who are homebound and/or seriously ill for a cornhole tournament and tabling event to introduce us all to the community and reintroduce us to each other.

Over 20 local nonprofit organizations participating

More than 20 local nonprofits will take part. Hen Truong, Executive Director of H.O.P.E., an organization that offers free yard maintenance for elders, speaks to this point, “I meet so many people that have so many needs. I am as excited to find resources that can help those I serve as I am to showcase our own work. This is something that is really needed.” Housecall Providers has been bringing medical care into homes in the Portland metro area for almost thirty years. Meeting our patients in their home ensures that they receive the health care they need and maintain their independence at home for as long as possible. But they don’t do this alone. The network of additional services from grocery delivery and yardwork help to constructing accessibility options like walk-in baths, handrails and wheelchair ramps are all vital to enabling elders, homebound and the seriously ill to age in place.

At Toss for a Cause, you will be able to meet the organizations that provide this network of community caring. You will be able to support the work Housecall Providers is doing to not only bring this community together, but bring health care home. Just by showing up, you will be taking an active part in making our community stronger and more resilient. Come for the fun, the community, the food or the opportunities to learn. Whatever your reasons, you’ll be supporting the cause.

If you are interested in joining the community sponsors or donors that are supporting the event, you can sign up by clicking here and following the link. If you would like more information about supporting Toss for a Cause, please email Barb Gorman at bgorman@housecallproviders.org. We hope to see you there!


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