Current Projects and News
The "Usual Suspects"
First Saturday Litter Patrol
The "Garden Variety Suspects"
First Saturday Landscape Clean-up
Saturday, February 5
Meet outside Basics Market.
This is a Covid Safe event: Masks required and social distancing observed.
Your own tools please (depending on how you'd like to help) w/gloves, buckets/bags,
pick-sticks/litter grabbers, brooms.
Garden Variety Suspects Bring:
gloves, buckets and clippers. Yard debris bags supplied
Usually about 1 hr. With enough people it can make a big difference
Humans of all ages and cleaning abilities welcome!
Write email@example.com with questions.
Tapping Into Community Solar
Save by going solar! You can cut both your electric bill and your carbon footprint. You no longer need a sunny roof, and a big pot of cash to invest in panels on that roof, to have solar-powered electricity. The Hillsdale Community Foundation wants to help Hillsdale residents (both owners and renters), non-profits, and businesses to tap into and invest in community solar.
We're planning a Solar Fair in Spring 2022 to encourage Hillsdale to become more of a solar community! We welcome your comments and suggestions (particularly of roofs that could be used for a solar project) here: firstname.lastname@example.org
We recently hosted a free webinar with Oregon Clean Power Co-op (OCPC) on the possibility of a solar co-op installation in Hillsdale. If you missed it, you can check out the PowerPoint presentation here: https://app.box.com/s/v8jc8g1kh55wg3xmz19vn9y1xadl8z21 If you'd like to listen to a recording of the webinar, click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jpjKd09RvPUDjvEOcZDXshtA-ZQLOatU/view
A co-op offers opportunities to both buy solar power from and invest in a solar installation serving the local community. OCPC develops projects by working with owners of sizable roofs (such as churches, schools, and large stores). If a project will supply more power than the roof’s owner needs, households and businesses can subscribe for the excess. Since the co-op may have to borrow to build the project, people can lend money (a minimum investment is $1000), and get paid back with interest over five to a dozen years.
“Stand Up Hillsdale” Fundraising Campaign For Neighborhood House
Our Stand Up Hillsdale campaign was a tremendous success!! Thanks to your generosity, we raised a total of $33,684.00 for Neighborhood House during the 30-day campaign. We connected with over 3500 Hillsdale households and are thrilled at how many Hillsdale neighbors stepped up to help.
David Hawkins, board member and organizer of the campaign says, “We know the donations will go a long way towards helping Neighborhood House purchase food for those facing food insecurity, cover transportation costs for seniors needing rides to medical appointments and helping family’s experiencing housing uncertainty transition from temporary shelters to permanent housing. Unfortunately, while our campaign has ended, there is still a lot of need out there. We encourage everyone to do what they can to watch out for each other during these unprecedented times and continue to support the work that organizations like Neighborhood House do. It can mean so much to people in need right now.”
Thank you, thank you, Hillsdale neighbors!
Founded by Rick Seifert in 2007, the Hillsdale News covered hyper-local news and larger issues affecting our community for eight years. Now the News is back to continue the work of informing and connecting Hillsdale residents and neighbors. Thank you to Valeurie Friedman for reviving this important source of news of our community. Valeurie will be keeping a list of local businesses that are open at some capacity during the COVID closures. Read The Hillsdale News and subscribe here: www.hillsdalenewspdx.com.