Saturday, December 26, 2009

What's Next/Breadboard Challenge

What a great first year! 33 of the 42 available breadboards were given away to people donating over $1400 to Medical Teams International, Bread for the World and Oregon Food Bank. If you are interested in the remaining breadboards contact Jonathan.

The question I like to ask is what's next. The Breadboard Project will have more woodworkers involved, more breadboards, earlier availability & publicity.

If you have received a breadboard, will you take the Breadboard challenge to use your breadboard to make a difference? Go ahead, think outside the box. Maybe every time you buy a loaf of bread you set aside that same amount of money to donate. Maybe you serve bread off of it at a hunger awareness fundraiser meal you put on. Perhaps you display it at your work with a sign that your company will match customer donations. Or perhaps you use it only as inspiration and work with your available resources to do something entirely different. If we each do something small, it will add up to a big difference. For inspiration check out this Oregonian story not connected to the Breadboard Project.

If so, I would like to list them (with name or anonymously) on the blog. Please submit a brief description/summary to

Friday, December 18, 2009

Pictures from the kickoff

Thanks to all who turned out last night for the kickoff. Over half of the available breadboards found new homes! Thankfully for those unable to attend there are still many sizes available at Ten Thousand Villages in Portland Sunday December 20, 2009 noon-4:00pm.

Monday, December 14, 2009

2nd Event

Sunday December 20, 2009
Ten Thousand Villages
938 N.W. Everett Street Portland, OR

Breadboards will be available for a donation to one of the 2009 project recipients.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Kickoff Event

Mark you calender for the Breadboard Project kickoff event

Thursday December 17, 2009
6:30-8:00pm (silent auction closes at 7:45)
Southeast Grind
1223 SE Powell blvd, Portland, OR

Breadboards will be available for "purchase" and through silent auction. 100% of funds will go directly to your choice of Medical Teams International, Oregon Food Bank, or Bread for the World.

Your donation will give a gift of hope, food or medical supplies this holiday season, and remind us to be thankful for our daily bread.