I’m of the firm belief that there are people who are put here on earth to help others in ways that only they can, who are born to save the emotional, mental, and physical lives of others. There are those called to the health profession, and many of them work at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, a teaching hospital that is one of the best children’s hospitals in the country, and that is located right here in Portland, Oregon.
The number of friends and colleagues whose lives have been touched by Doernbecher is too great to count. You can read my friend Renee’s moving personal story of what Doernbecher Children’s Hospital means to her and her family to get a true understanding of this incredible place. So it is with immense honor, humility, and gratitude that I accepted the invitation to work on a benefit event, Chevy Shop Social, to help raise funds for a place that has changed – and saved – so many lives around me.
Chevy Shop Social
The kind folks at Chevy, in partnership with She Buys Cars and Traveling Mom, have created Chevy Shop Social: Portland, a benefit event in which 100% of proceeds from raffle tickets will go to benefit Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. There will be plenty of food, drinks, live music, and the raffle emceed by KATU news anchor Cathy Marshall. I invite you all to attend, and encourage you to please attend and/or share the Facebook page event with all of your friends, family, colleagues, and on your social media channels. Please help us raise money to further support an amazing local organization.
Chevy Shop Social
A Benefit for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Thursday May 21, 2015
6: 00 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Raffle tickets: $2 each // 12 for $10 // 15 for $20.
Food: Grilled Cheese Grill, Ramy’s Lamb Shack, El Taco Yucateco
Drink: Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, Abbey Creek Vineyard & Winery, Portland Cider Company
Live music: Adventure Galley
Follow the Facebook event page for updated info over the next week. New food and beverage vendors continue to be added!
As for the raffle items . . . that’s where 15 of us local online media folks come in. We were tasked with shopping for raffle items we think YOU would love — and we had a little help gathering our items from a temporary new set of wheels.
Chevy Corvette Stingray
We were each given a different Chevy car, SUV, or truck to help us journey about town in style while shopping for our raffle items. Lucky me, I was able to drive a 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray.
I’ll be sharing my review of the 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray next month, but for now here’s a peek at this head-turning little sports car. I will share that the trunk was surprisingly roomy, which was a very good thing because I had big plans to FILL that trunk to the top with awesome raffle items for all of you!
Urban Bliss Life Raffle Items
I have MANY amazing individuals and businesses to thank for their help in either securing donations for these baskets or securing the purchases I made. Portlanders: you never cease to amaze me with your generosity. Sweet readers: please help me in thanking the businesses who have donated items so far by clicking the links and checking out their businesses online. They all happen to be businesses that I personally LOVE and support, and think YOU will all love them too… and just think: you can win one of these with a minimum $2 purchase of a raffle ticket! The more you buy though, the greater your chances of winning!
Summer BBQ Package
The Urban Bliss Life Summer BBQ basket is valued at approximately $250 and includes:
* Olympia Provisions European sampler
* Red Duck Foods specialty ketchup sampler pack, bag, trucker hat
* Franz Bakery hot dog and hamburger buns
* Sur La Table charcuterie apron + matching oven mit
* Sur La Table grill plate
* Set of grilling tools
* Two sets of burger baskets
* Texas BBQ sauce
* Candied bacon BBQ rub
* Large white outdoor tin – perfect to hold those chilled beverages for your barbecue!
You know you want to win this basket! Father’s Day is coming up, too — it would make a great gift to any awesome dad in your life, if not for yourself!
Wine and Dine Basket
The Urban Bliss Life Wine + Dine basket is valued at approximately $275 and includes:
* $150 gift certificate to Keeler Estate Vineyards, which includes a vineyard tour, lunch, wine tasting, plus bottle of wine to take home
* $100 Ringside gift certificate
* Ringside Growler (not shown)
I am a HUGE fan of both Keeler Estate Vineyards and Ringside (RingSide Steakhouse, RingSide Fish House, and their newly re-opened RingSide Grill on the eastside). The Keeler Estate Vineyard tour is an experience like no other, and you will absolutely fall in love with the 200 acre property full of gorgeous gardens, ponds, walking paths, property bees, and of course, beautiful vines. The RingSide gift certificate is good at any of the three locations. You can read my past posts and see photos from RingSide Fish House and RingSide Steakhouse; I’ll have a review of the newly remodeled & re-opened RingSide Grill soon!
But, if you attend the May 21st event and purchase a raffle ticket (or 2, or 20), you could win this awesome WINE + DINE raffle basket!
Family Picnic Basket
The Urban Bliss Life Family Picnic Basket is valued at approximately $275 and includes:
* Two Wine2Go pouches
* Two $25 Bowery Bagels gift certificates
* Franz Bakery specialty sandwich breads and party animal cookies
* Five cans of Oregon Fruit Products
* Jacobsen Salt hand-harvested pure sea salt
* Jacobsen Salt hand-harvested lemon zest sea salt
* Three Little Figs Balsamic Fresh Fig spread
* Snoqualmie Winemaker’s Select Riesling
* Four Tazo teas
* Double-sided picnic blanket
* Set of four melamine plates
* Pair of BPA-free water bottles
* Set of 24 trendy summer straws
* Large decorative basket
* Deluxe wine tool set
Because who doesn’t love a summer picnic? I know my family does, and I am so looking forward to summer and dining al fresco. This basket is full of mostly local products, and all products that I personally love, and think you will all love too!
See you May 21!
You’ll find these baskets and MANY MORE up for grabs at the Chevy Shop Social event next Thursday, May 21, 6pm, at Pioneer Courthouse Square. To enter to win, you simply need to show up and buy some raffle tickets! Prices are listed above, but you can spend as little as $2 and you might win BIG!
I encourage you all to please, please attend this fun, festive, and important benefit event for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. I’ll be there to personally give you a hug or a high five and thank you for being an awesome human being. Hope to see you there! Be sure to follow #ChevyShopSocial on Twitter and Instagram as well.