Tag Archives: community involvement

TMT & Schoolhouse Supplies help kids get ready to go back to school

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TMT dedicated an afternoon to the Tools for Schools program at Grout Elementary School by packing school supplies into backpacks that were provided by Schoolhouse Supplies; a non-profit organization that provides necessary school materials to students and teachers in public schools. Schoolhouse Supplies Tools for Schools program has put more than 114,000 backpacks in the hands of students in need for over a decade and supports schools where 65% or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.  This year, the TMT team had a chance to interact with the children while helping them pick up their backpacks and school supplies– the kids were  especially enthused about the ability to color code their supplies. It was a great kickoff to their upcoming school year and we can’t wait for next year!

Avenues of Art: Billions and Billions of People

Avenues of Art event_TMT Development_Portland_OregonAvenues of Art returns this year with the Billions and Billions of People auction in Director Park on June 25th from 5:00 -8:00 pm. Up for auction at the event are the colorful, hand-painted panels that made up the Billions and Billions of People public art installation that once surrounded the Park Avenue West construction site.

Commissioned by President & CEO of TMT Development, Vanessa Sturgeon in 2011 to help beautify the site, these panels were painted by local artists and homeless youth served by New Avenues for Youth.  Sturgeon currently sits on the Board of Directors for New Avenues for Youth, a non-profit that her grandfather, Tom Moyer,  helped found. The organization helps to empower homeless youth  to exit street life.  TMT Development is proud to have provided real life, paid job training for this project and continues to support the mission of New Avenues for Youth.

A few select panels currently on display in the lobby of Fox Tower.
A few select panels currently on display in the lobby of Fox Tower.

The event is open to the public and all proceeds go to support New Avenues for Youth. To purchase VIP tickets for the event, click here.

To view the artwork up that will be up for auction, please visit the online gallery here: http://avenuesofart.org/auction-gallery/

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