For the Thanksgiving Holiday, Extensis teamed up with Portland’s Metropolitan Family Resources, a non-profit organization that provides emergency support services to families in need.
Though Metropolitan Family Resources doesn’t typically doesn’t offer a Thanksgiving program, they were gracious enough to assist Extensis by providing us with two families to adopt for the holiday.
A whole week of activities was planned at Extensis. For a small fee, employees could request customized drinks from Blue Kangaroo Coffee Roasters or have lunch brought in from Los Gorditos, but the main activity was the breakfast feast on Thursday. Customer Service whipped up bacon, sausage (fresh from the meat market), eggs and French toast.
All the hard work paid off, because when the donation drive was over, we had enough donations to provide each family with a Thanksgiving meal they won’t forget and a gift card to Fred Meyer (a local grocery store). Extensis also provided Metropolitan Family Resources with several gift cards to go towards other families in need this holiday season.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Metropolitan Family Center services, you can visit them at http://www.metfamily.org/.