Mother and Child Education Center, which is headquartered in Northeast Portland’s Hollywood district, will host its annual charity dinner and auction on Saturday, May 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Madeleine Parish Community Center, 3123 N.E. 24th Ave. Items for auction this year will include gift baskets, trips to the beach, trips to the mountains and more.
The center helps women facing unplanned pregnancies and connects low-income parents with needed resources.
“We believe the first thousand days of life are crucial and want to help women gain the strength they need to become caring, competent moms,” said Maura White, the center’s executive director.
Proceeds from the event will fund pregnancy testing, counseling, workshops in prenatal health and the distribution of diapers, food and baby clothing.
Tickets are $35 and tables of eight are available for $240. Call 503-249-5801 to purchase tickets or make a donation.