July Greetings!
Hello All --

Summer is here and it is HOT! I hope you are staying safe and enjoying reconnecting with those you may not have seen for awhile.

Thank you again very much to each of you who are helping with the upcoming Community Yard Sale being hosted by Jackson Street Ambassadors. It's so exciting to have community fundraisers back!

Always Grateful, Hannah & the Jackson Street Team

P.S. Here are links to past e-newsletters from May and June.
P.P.S. If the email stops abruptly, click the three grey dots to expand the view :)
IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!!!
Albany House renovation has begun!

After many years of planning and hard work, we are breaking ground on the Albany House renovation this month! The updates will increase safety and ensure a beautiful and welcoming space for all youth. A couple of highlights include adding bedrooms and bathrooms to increase capacity from 10 to 16 youth and to have a more open common space for their activities, homework, and relaxation. 

Albany and Linn County youth in need of shelter services will be able to access our Corvallis House shelter until the renovation is complete (expected July - December).
The Uprise campaign is launching!

Last year, in the midst of COVID, a 13-year old named Quinlan sold his sheep at the Benton County 4H auction and then donated $675 of his earnings to Jackson Street. This generosity sparked a local business to write a check for $10,000, and is now inspiring many others to rise up together to complete the purchase and renovation of Jackson Street’s Albany House (pictured above).

The total cost of the project is estimated at $890,000, and thanks to the contributions of many we are well on our way to reaching this goal. You are invited to participate in this summer’s community fundraiser for homeless and at-risk youth. Sign up as an individual, group, or team to help raise money for this project!
Community Yard Sale THIS WEEKEND!
We're thrilled that some Ambassadors are resuming holding this benefit event! Don't forget...


2) Bring items to donate on Thursday.
3) Come shop outdoors on Friday or Saturday!
Summer Fun at Jackson Street
Here's a quick visual highlight of our summer so far!

1) RIVER SNORKELING! We're partnering with the Calapooia Watershed Council for several river snorkeling adventures this summer and the youth are SO EXCITED! They've explored the Calapooia and Santiam Rivers so far.

2) We hosted our first booth event in SO LONG -- at Albany Pride! Our Youth Ambassadors even got to meet Cesar the No Drama Lama =)

3) The heat wave called for some serious WATER FIGHTS!! Making the most of it :)
Community Fundraisers & Other Ways to Give
The Oregon Futbol Alliance gave Jackson Street the featured spot on their soccer jerseys this year. You can buy one for yourself or as a gift. 50% of proceeds come to us!

Caldwell Realty & NoDinx teamed up to make this awesome t-shirts for us to sell at Albany PRIDE this year; they sold out in less than 2 hours!! Back by popular demand, an order link will be available soon. Watch social media and your inbox for details!
Community Fundraisers are a meaningful way businesses and social groups connect and support this work!
HONOR ROLL OF AMBASSADORS
[listed in alphabetical order by last name]

Becky Asebedo
Eric Aguinaga, Board Member
Gary Barnes +
Shannon Barnes +
Jennifer Beaumont
Hannah Blicher
Tasha Brandon
Marlene Brown
Glen Burnett
Ellen Carlson
Kate Conolly, Board Member
Brandy Cordeiro
Robbie Cox
Jeannine Cropley
Allyson Dean
Sarah Devine
Linda Douglas
Larry Eby
Lynn Egli, Board Member
Roberta Egli
Peter Epp
Sandee Ferguson
Jan Filley
Catherine Fisher, Board Member
Kate Fountain
Ken Galardi
Shanna Grimes
Gabe Gurule
Mica Habarad
Greg Hamann
Rita Hamann, Board Member
Heather Hayes
Faith Heidtman
Alan Helfen
Andrea Holmquist
Amy Johnson
Laura Kadelbach
Parnell Kelley
Graham Kislingbury
Darlene Kolb
Korinius Kogoya
Kevin Kryger
Dave Kullowatz
Gary Lasater, Board Member
Connie Lenderman
Ed Lenderman
Dina Lindquist
Kela Lynn, Board Member
Torri Lynn
Royce Markley
Joy Massey
Melissa McNulty
Dena Minato
Alicia Moselle
Karen Nibler
Jacob Oliver
Laura Palma
Sami Pulver
Don Rea, late honorary member
Joel Rea
Cliff Roberson
Larry Roper
Bobby Samai
Jenny Scheele
Matt Shumski
Elizabeth Sonstegaard
Amy Spangler, Board Member
Tina Springer
Sarah Steen
Ed Sweet
Felicia Sweet
Carrie Thompson
Christine Webb
Bill Whitley
Jo Zimmer

+ = joined within the past 60 days
HONOR ROLL OF VOLUNTEERS
working directly with youth
[listed in alphabetical order by last name]
Danielle Archer
Brianna Beene
Shani Berner
Jonathan Boro
Lisa Cardamone
Deanna Carpenter
Jonathan Champney
Sherrie Day
Allen Dean
Grace Duncan
Geoffery Dunn
Stacey Doerner
Christine Ferguson
Josefine Fleetwood
Kaleigh Forrest
Amanda Garofallou
Bailey Garvin
Emrys Golden
Amy Goodwin
Matthew Gordon
Angel Harris
Alfredo Haro
John Havercroft
Emily Herb
Steve Herb
Lonnie Holifield +
Greg Holifield +
Alaina Holm
Jen Hernandez
Seymour House
Kristine Hodge
Rebecca Johnson
Taylor Johnson
Graham Kislingbury
Russa Kittredge
Kelly Kraemer
Jordan Lauby
Yingzi Li
Emily Loveall +
Jim Luebke
Kjell Mann
John Marchel
Joy Massey
Amy Mastraccio
Jennifer Mattson
Scott Newsham
Laura Palma
James Pannunzio
Finn Peck
Deanna Perez
Janele Piercy
Will Putnam
BreAnna Rae
Adrian Ramirez
Steven Ramsing
Paul Regan
Lynn Scott
Rebecca Simmons
Alden Sosnovske
Madison Steward
Adrian Tepperman
Katy Trautman
Mony Tran +
John Tietjen
Craig Wallace +
Audrey Wheatcroft
Tyshena White
Lauren Winchester +
David Wills
Mary Jo Wills +
Victoria Wills
Nathaniel Worcester
Jacquelyn Ziegler

+ = joined in the last 60 days
You help make it possible - thanks!
Our Team is here for you! Reach out with questions or to get involved!

Hannah Miller, Development Director
hannah.miller@jacksonstreet.org
541-745-4553 (work cell)

Bruce Piercy, Volunteer Coordinator
bruce.piercy@jacksonstreet.org
541-745-4354 (work cell)

Elijah Stucki, Communications Coordinator
elijah.stucki@jacksonstreet.org
541-360-0862 (office)