We like to think of ourselves as the little-store-that-could.
Our in-store benefits are so well-supported they are known for bringing in the highest donations of all our stores. Our customers’ donations saved Sellwood Middle School’s music program. In return, their steel drum and jazz band performed at our store. Now that’s music to our ears!
Our store’s Green Team often partners with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council doing trail maintenance. And our staff participates in the SMILE (Sellwood-Moreland Improvement League) program, furthering discussion about the Sellwood Bridge, community development and zoning.
Bag It Forward partners: Grow Portland, Xerces Society and Friends of Multnomah County Library.
Since 1949, the Portland Rescue Mission has had a tireless commitment to breaking the cycle of homelessness. Through the generous donations of our Sellwood customers, we have been able to help PRM offer emergency services of food and shelter at their original downtown location: 111 West Burnside.
Linda loves that one of her main roles is saying, “Yes, we’d be happy to donate” to awesome non-profits in the neighborhood. She’s also a fan of how connected her store is to the Sellwood-Moreland area—It started as a Piggly Wiggly way back in the 1920’s, which several of the customers remember! Linda is excited to discover new ways to help contribute to and improve the ‘small town’ vibe that Sellwood is known for. Her current must-have is a jar of Bliss Saigon Cinnamon + Chia Seed Peanut Butter.