KATU Television, The Spirit of the Northwest knows that Family Matters. That’s why we are teaming up with Providence Health System, Rodda Paint Company and 24 Hour Fitness to provide solutions to the challenges families face. From health and education to safety and well-being, Family Matters will tackle the issues that matter to us most.
Staci Sigala of Friends of the Children writes:
"It has been amazing to see the distance your viewers have traveled to help our children with school supplies, they have come from every corner of the metro area (Salem, Aloha, Vancouver) to our offices in NE Portland.
Because of KATU and your wonderful viewers, our children will be excited and proud to walk into their new classrooms. Most importantly, they will be armed with the necessary supplies to learn like everyone else in their class.
I would also like to give a special thank you to Natali Marmion and Rhonda Shelby who were instrumental in taking a grass roots effort to the next level this year!"
Friends of the Children is a revolutionary mentoring program that pairs Portland's most vulnerable children with paid, professional mentors who nurture and support them for twelve years of each child’s life.
Our mission is to help the highest risk children develop the relationships, goals, and skills necessary to break the cycles of poverty, abuse and violence in order to become contributing members of society.