Small Makes A Big Difference

Allison Small presents Bill Miller,
Director of Development
with a generous donation.

Allison Small has achieved some big things.

The Clackamas High School student went all out for her senior project by organizing a fund raising banquet and silent auction last month to help homeless men, women and children through Portland Rescue Mission.

A culinary student since her freshman year, Allison convinced 13 of her classmates from Sabin Schellenberg Professional Technical Center to cook an incredible six-course meal for 130 people at Eastridge Church on Saturday, April 17th.

The menu included Amuse Bouche, Pear Salad, Tomato Basil Bisque, Lemon Sorbet, Seared Pork Tenderloin and Chocolate Mousse Torte — all prepared by Allison and her friends.

Between courses, the audience heard about the ministry of Portland Rescue Mission, watched a powerful video and enjoyed our Resurrection Choir comprised of men currently in our 12-18 month recovery program.

Proceeds from the event totaled over $4000, thanks in part to generous sponsors who provided items for the silent auction and food donations for the meal.

Allison’s months of preparation, culinary skill and impressive project management came together to provide a great event raising awareness and funds to help people in need. We’re grateful to Allison, her event sponsors and the compassionate donors who help us give hope to men, women and children affected by homelessness, addiction and abuse.

Thank you, Allison!