Three years ago, Clackamas County lost a very loving and giving soul, Teri Gant. Her remarkable ability to give all she had towards helping those in need, is part of what initially inspired TCR Catering to begin, Catering for a Cause. In honor of Teri, and all the joy and love she gave, we at TCR Catering feel so blessed to be able to continue Catering for a Cause...
In 2005, the American Military Encouragement Network began as an outreach to help support those who have or are currently serving their country. Over the years they have provided much needed supplies and assistance to soldiers, airmen, marines, sailors and military families. Forming a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit to increase their ability to support, A.M.E.N. continues today to be a valuable source of not just necessities, but also of hope and encouragement.
In 2018, A.M.E.N. grew into a warehouse in Clackamas. It was not long after, Clackamas County established the Veteran Village nearby. With needs rising, the A.M.E.N. Mercantile was opened, an area dedicated to providing free food, clothing, bedding, toiletries, and misc. items to all active duty, Veterans, and their families.
As part of our commitment to giving back to those in need, and our privilege to continue in Teri’s honor, the first quarter of 2020 will be dedicated to Catering for a Cause, in thanks for all the love and joy spread to our community, through the A.M.E.N. Mercantile. TCR Catering promises to donate a portion of all proceeds from this quarter, to this wonderful nonprofit, benefiting our beloved brave, and their families.
Two Chick’s & a Rooster is proud to have made Clackamas County our home for the past 10 years. We care about our community and feel blessed to share this home with so many others who care as well. For the final quarter of 2019, TCR Catering will be Catering for a Cause in support of the amazing volunteers at CVIM. Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine provides compassionate primary medical and vision care to low income and uninsured adults living in Clackamas County.
At TCR Catering, we know how difficult life can be. And understand how it’s not easy to navigate through the inevitable trials and tribulations. We also understand the powerful impact of a helping hand. Supporting others in need, pouring love back, and spreading benevolence, can really make a difference in someone’s life. The volunteers at CVIM do just that. They work hard to provide much needed services to the folks in our community who unfortunately do not have access to health insurance. CVIM volunteers offer at no charge to the patient: prevention and health maintenance services, physical exams, specialist referrals, nutritional education, and much more. TCR Catering appreciates their efforts to “pay it forward,” and the positive impact it has on our community and those who live and work here.
We are honored to spend our final quarter of 2019, Catering for a Cause in support of the kindness spread by the CVIM volunteers.
And THANK YOU! Without YOUR support by choosing us as your caterer, we would not be able to do what we love. Every bite of TCR food helps spread joy, and this makes us SO happy!
Second quarter is underway...
This year is looking to be as busy as last year and we are so blessed by all of our clients that have chosen us to cater their events. In turn, we are also blessed to "pay it forward".
We will be Catering for a Cause this season is Adorned in Grace Bridal and Formalwear.
Adorned in Grace is a boutique raising awareness and funds for the prevention of human trafficking and support for survivors. Adorned in Grace unites churches and anti-trafficking organizations in our community to bring the issue into the spotlight and pursue solutions together. Adorned in Grace is under the 501c3 oversight of the Board of Directors of Compassion Connect, Inc.. Adorned in Grace enjoys great community support in its mission to address the problem of human trafficking in the community.
At Adorned in Grace Bridal and Formalwear Shops you will find hundreds of wedding and formal gowns. Some have been donated new, and others have been worn, usually for one day. The shops carry designer to casual and everything in between.
In addition to their shops, Adorned in Grace also manage outreach projects for teenagers in the community. Adorned in Grace Design Studio and Dress for FREEdom event. Check out all of the details at www.adornedingrace.org/aboutus
GRESHAM SHOP 818 NE Division Street, Gresham, OR 97030 PHONE: (503) 489-7087
RALEIGH HILLS SHOP 4949 SW 76th Avenue, Portland, OR 97225 PHONE: (971) 217-7001
It's hard to believe that the first quarter of 2019 is over! Wow! It sure went fast!
During our first quarter we were keeping our #cateringforacause cause in mind.
Echo Ranch. We came across this wonderful place recently and can't be more excited to share their story with you!
They are a faith-based 501c3 organization dedicated to offering an environment of support and encouragement, which restores the heart, soul, and mind, and strengthens individuals and their families. Their desire is to offer each guest at their ranch, the awareness that they are a unique and irreplaceable person, loved by God (who has an amazing plan and purpose for their life)
Each guest, who desires to connect with a horse, will have the opportunity to ride, groom, or just pet a specially selected equine partner. They will also be paired with a mentor in a one-on-one session. Our sessions are flexible enough to allow the time required to best serve the individual needs of the person. It is their desire that through these experiences, their guests will learn to trust and grow in faith and confidence as they work with and build a partnership with the horse and mentor.
With your support, they are able to do this free of charge, in a faith-based and judgment-free environment.
19131 S.E. Foster Rd. Damascus, Oregon/TheHerd@echo-ranch.org/(503) 312-4501
Thank you! We have had an amazing last quarter and we were so honored to be a part of so many wonderful weddings and other events. With that, our quarterly donation went out to OREGON FALLEN BADGE FOUNDATION. We are so thankful that we are able to contribute to causes such as this one.
For the last quarter of the year we would like to focus on FOOD. FOOD, we are all about feeding people. That is why, for our fourth quarter we will be donating to our local MEALS ON WHEELS program.
MEALS ON WHEELS provides an "in house" option.
The "in house" program serves lunch to those wanting to come in and enjoy a dining room setting. Their meals include a full balanced meal along with milk, coffee, also choice from a nice dessert and salad bar. Participating in their congregate dining room provides seniors with the opportunity to socialize and meet new friends, while enjoying a nice meal. Seniors and their family members or caregivers are invited to come in on a walk-in basis.
MEALS ON WHEELS: Their home delivered meals can be provided to home bound seniors in Oregon City, West Linn, Beavercreek and Redland areas. For persons over the age of 60 or those under 60 referred by Medicaid, Meals are provided five days per week (Monday-Friday) at the noon hour. Dietary options are available for diabetics and those needing low cholesterol and low no added sodium meals. Frozen meals are available for holidays and weekends as needed. The Meals on Wheels program can connect you with other programs and services that are available in Clackamas County and through local organizations,services such as Senior Companions, FIDO(Animeals), Energy Assistance, and Holiday Food Boxes.
For more information call 503-722-5979 (In-Office hours are 9am-1pm Monday - Friday).
In addition to many smaller donations that we make throughout the year, here are two fundraisers that we are involved with, coming in October and November.
Take a look! If you feel strongly about the cause, buy a ticket, enjoy a great meal and support a great cause!
Life Impact - OCTOBER 20th - Pioneer Center Ballroom, Silent Auction and Dinner
Life Impacts Mission is to impact all nations for Christ by strengthening the vitality of ministry leaders through hosted places of skilled personalized care. Life Impact offers (globally located) hosted places of rest, retreat, and renewal (called Oases) for ministry leaders. Our guests have the option of utilizing coaching services when they visit an Oasis.
(541) 550-3732 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clackamas High School Musical Arts Program - NOVEMBER 3rd - Ainsworth House and Gardens, Gala Dinner
CHS Musical Arts is a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring the students of Clackamas High School have access to a high quality music program. When school budgets are stretched thin, music programs are often the first to see funding cuts. Donations made to CHS Musical Arts help the Clackamas band, choir, and orchestra programs afford uniforms, music, transportation costs, annual trips to compete in New York and Disneyland, and much more. Why the musical arts? Research shows that involvement in music programs can improve a student's IQ, test scores, language development, and helps them learn essential work skills and life lessons. Your donations help enrich the lives of over 200 CHS students and are 100% tax deductible! Tax ID 81-4924842 Contact(503) 309-2975 email@example.comFacebook
12-99, officer needs help - emergency.
This is the code every officer in the State of Oregon knows, but never wants to hear. When men and women enter law enforcement and take the oath to protect our communities, they make this commitment knowing the potential consequences, and yet, bravely do it anyway. Here at TCR Catering, we have the utmost of respect and gratitude for this selfless act.
Although no officer ever wants to hear it, unfortunately, 12-99 is sometimes called and reality is sometimes darkened. Sadly, when the tragedy no one wants to happen does, it is not only emotionally devastating for loved ones, but oftentimes financially burdensome as well. While there is a federally funded program to assist families, there can often be a long period of time before any benefits are received. Meanwhile, many families face unforeseen financial issues, and can be left unable to afford a proper tribute for their loved one.
The Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that all fallen officers in the State of Oregon, receive the honorable and traditional ceremony they so rightfully deserve. The foundation works to provide this assistance at no cost to suffering families. Therefore, TCR will be CATERING for a CAUSE this summer, in an effort to honor our fallen heroes, by donating a portion of all summer proceeds, directly to the foundation.
It is our hope at TCR Catering, that no officer has to hear 12-99 over the police scanner this summer, and certainly hope it doesn’t lead to the loss of a brave and beloved officer. Thankfully, there is the Fallen Badge Foundation to provide if needed, and this summer enjoying fabulous food from TCR, will contribute towards those efforts.
The days are getting longer and the sun is beginning to melt the last remnants of snow, warming the forest floor. Soon the buds of the Indian Plum will open, and the spectacular array of wildflowers in the Columbia Gorge will appear. Once again, egg hunts are bringing joy to children, and rodeo events are leaving spectators thrilled.
Naturalists are guiding hikers through the marvelous changes of the western woods, and Master Gardeners are spreading knowledge at local garden fairs. Folks are beginning to picnic in parks during the day, and roast marshmallows by campfires at night. While hospitals start to fill with newborns, it's likely to find a high school student anticipating their upcoming graduation, or a bride her upcoming, “I do.”
Yup. It's springtime! The time of year when nature wakes from its winter sleep, greets us with the marvels of its elegance, and welcomes us to enjoy the freedoms of this magnificent Country, in the presence of its glorious beauty.
The freedoms of our Country however, which are so delightfully experienced in spring, are not freedoms that came for free, but freedoms that were honorably and heroically fought for. Since the birth of our Nation, men and women of all generations have left their families behind to courageously embark on a selfless mission to protect our liberty. America is independent today, because of the sacrifices and bravery of our veterans.
Sadly, a great majority of veterans return home from war, only to face burdensome challenges. Many find it difficult to adjust back into society, and are unable to enjoy for themselves, the freedoms they so gallantly fought for. Numerous veterans find themselves dealing with severe financial, emotional, and mental challenges, that can leave them unemployed, homeless, and oftentimes suffering from mental illness, such as PTSD. It is a very heartbreaking reality.
Our veterans gave us the opportunity to live happy lives, and here at Two Chicks and a Rooster Catering, we want the same for our veterans. Therefore, with deep respect and immense gratitude, TCR will be CATERING for a CAUSE this spring in honor of our veterans and paying it forward to them by donating a portion of all spring proceeds, directly to the Oregon Service Member Relief Fund. An organization dedicated to ensuring that all the veterans of Oregon, as well as their families, are provided with the proper guidance, support, and compassion needed, to receive the benefits they so rightfully deserve.
So as spring rolls on, bringing the memories of: blooming wildflowers, egg hunts, rodeos, hikes, garden fairs, picnics, campfires, baby showers, graduations, and weddings, TCR will be CATERING for a CAUSE in recognition of our valiant veterans who without, we would not have these Spring Freedoms.
It was one year ago today, with a very heavy heart, Clackamas County said goodbye to a gracious and beloved soul. Teri Gant was more than an instrument, she was the music that warmed many hearts on even the coldest nights. Her commitment and devotion toward helping others in need, has forever left a mark of love on our community.
For this winter season, TCR will be CATERING for a CAUSE in honor of Teri Gant and her remarkable efforts to ensure everyone has a warm meal to eat and a safe place to sleep. Therefore, TCR will be donating a portion of all winter proceeds directly to The Father's Heart Street Ministry, a shelter of hope, founded by Teri.
While Teri’s benevolent spirit lives on as an angel to our community, the shelter’s volunteers continue her goodwill with love. They directly give back to our community by opening the shelter doors every day and providing to those who need: a safe place to rest, warm meals, showers, basic necessities, clothing, guidance, and friendship. There are a number of success stories of people whose lives have been saved by the shelters dedicated volunteers.
Like with most shelters however, the assistance they are able to provide is highly dependent on the donations of generous hearts. The beginning of the year can often bring a difficult struggle to a shelter, as the winter season rolls on, the giving season of the holidays comes to an end. It is our privilege here at Two Chicks and a Rooster, to pay it forward to The Father's Heart Street Ministry this winter and help them overcome any challenges.
So, as TCR is CATERING for a CAUSE at your next winter event, you can feel extra good about the food you're eating, because every bite of delicious food from TCR is contributing toward making a difference, right here in our local community!